Bound To Stay Bound

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 Cursed moon
 Author: Cervantes, Angela

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2023)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 211 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 203927 ISBN: 9781338814019
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Storytelling -- Fiction
 Monsters -- Fiction
 Families -- Fiction
 Latinos (U.S.) -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

Rafael Fuentes isn't easily scared. He loves writing ghost stories, reading scary books, and entertaining his friends with terrifying tales he creates on the spot. Rafa has come up against enough real-life scary situations that fictional hauntings seem like no big deal. Rafa's mom is being released from jail to live with him and his family. To take his mind off her return, Rafa crafts the scariest ghost story he's ever told. But when The Caretaker becomes real, only he can stop him.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 520916

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/23)
   Booklist (08/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/08/2023 Rafa is a storyteller who can come up with the scariest stories to send chills down anyone’s spine. He knows that his stories are fictional, so he is never frightened about anything except his mom, Nikki, who has been in and out of his life. But a new kind of fear brews when Ms. Martin warns Rafa about the upcoming blood moon and tells him to refrain from telling any scary stories. Rafa initially disregards her cautionary advice, and while they sit in a tree house under the blood moon, he tells his friends a story about the Caretaker, a being who takes children. Strange things begin to happen, and it seems like his nightmarish stories are coming to life. It’s up to Rafa to stop the Caretaker before it takes its next victim. Award-winning author Cervantes is back with a story that will captivate horror fans. Cervantes’ storytelling is a balance between earnest and eerie that will have readers at the edge of their seats. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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