Bound To Stay Bound

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 Harrow Lake
 Author: Ellis, Kat

 Publisher:  Dial Books (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 299 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 307204 ISBN: 9781984814531
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Monsters -- Fiction
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Child abuse -- Fiction
 Secrets -- Fiction
 Horror films -- Fiction

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Lola Nox is sent to live with her estranged maternal grandmother in the mining town where her horror movie director father's most iconic film was set, when paranormal incidents and whispers of a century-old monster make her question if she'll make it out alive.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 510619

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/04/2020 Gr 9 Up—Lola, a white 17-year-old, is used to living in the shadow of her famous father, movie director Nolan Nox, though another shadow has followed her around her whole life, that of her mother, Lorelai, who disappeared when Lola was five. After a fight, Lola returns home to find her dad has been badly wounded and taken to the ER. In the immediate aftermath, Lola is encouraged to temporarily live with her grandma, Lorelai's mom, in her hometown of Harrow Lake, where Lola's mom had been the star of her dad's biggest movie success. Upon arrival in town, she realizes Harrow Lake is full of superstitions and she slowly stitches together a story about her mom while also trying to determine if the town's local horror legend, Mr. Jitters, is real. Both aided and held back by the locals and her own memories, Lola attempts to solve all the mysteries, even if it costs her life. Ellis's horror-thriller leads readers down the road of looking for a supernatural monster, but they end up meeting a monster of the natural world. VERDICT A gripping tale that keeps readers turning the pages to find out if the monsters are real.—David Roberts, Salem P.L., OH - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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