But strange disappearances, spooky lights in the woods, and a chilling alteration that turns the dimmest, rowdiest campers into docile zombie Einsteins have Jenna and Lucas feeling more than a little suspicious . . . and a lot afraid.
This story reminds me of those urban legends kids tell each other over a campfire. All the elements of a spooky tale are here--dead birds, gross at times revelations, and secrets. Jenna isn't the stereotypical smart Asian teen. She doesn't follow the other campers but instead listens to her gut feelings. Lucas breaks from the troubled kid of a single mother cliche by reaching out to a nerdy camp mate. I liked the creepy feel of this novel though at times some of the grisly scenes kind of surprised me.
Still this is a fun graphic novel which has a B movie feel at times. Campy and humorous, this is one tale you can tell over a campfire. Just make sure it's not too dark or no loose feathers are around.