Into Darkness (Stuffed, Book 2) (Stuffed, 2)

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Into Darkness (Stuffed, Book 2) (Stuffed, 2)
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Age Range
8+
Release Date
May 04, 2021
ISBN
978-1368039185
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No Stuffy has ever gone into the Darkness and returned....

Clark can’t wait to go away to camp this year. For the first time ever, he has actual friends to hang out with. Catherine-Lucille and D. A. will both be at Camp I Can with Clark, and C. L. has already promised to induct him into her exclusive camp club―the one for campers who know everything there is to know about the world of Monsters and how Stuffies protect kids from them. And now that he knows (or suspects . . . very strongly) that his grandma-made Stuffy, Foon, heroically saved his own father from a horrible fate, Clark is obviously bringing Foon to camp along with him.

But once Clark gets to camp, he and his friends discover things are off. There are strange, gooey findings in some of the bunks, the adults are acting weird, and, worst of all, their Stuffies and dolls go missing right at the moment they need them the most―when they go on the intersession camping trip and end up trapped in a creepy old cabin. What Clark and his friends don’t know, and what the mighty Foon soon discovers, is that the Monsters have launched a revenge campaign against Foon―a campaign that entails sucking the very life out of Clark. Now it’s up to Foon to enter the World of Darkness and take on the Monster in charge in order to stop the plot and save Clark’s life.

In the long tradition of Stuffies vs. Monsters, this one’s a battle for the ages―one that will certainly go down in Stuffy history.

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All the Stuffy!
(Updated: July 21, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
STUFFED INTO DARKNESS features Clark who is so excited to go to camp, where the Stuffies protect them from monsters. But this time, the monsters are out for revenge and won't stop until they get it. When the Stuffies start to go missing and Clark's life is on the line, it's up to Foon, Clark's Stuffy, to save the day. The problem is that he has to enter the darkness to do so.

When I started this book, I didn't realize it was a sequel. But I'll admit I still thoroughly enjoyed it and the recaps throughout the book prevented me from getting confused. This book shows the power of friendship and how strong caring for someone can make you. I love Loon and Clark's bond and the whole world Liz Braswell created amazes me. I absolutely love that the stuffed animals come to life and defend us from the monsters. Probably one of the coolest concepts and brings me back to my love of Toy Story. I also love the added touch of teaching the reader how to make their own Stuffy to defend them from the monsters.


Final Verdict: STUFFED INTO DARKNESS has a mixtured vibe of Goosebumps and Toy Story, while it also teaches friendship and believing in yourself. This is an adventure that I was excited to go on and it was fun cheering Foon on. Anyone who loves Toy Story and those who debate whether or not your toys come to life at night will enjoy this one.
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