You Can't Come in Here! The Graphic Novel (You're Invited to a Creepover: The Graphic Novel Book 2)

You Can't Come in Here! The Graphic Novel (You're Invited to a Creepover: The Graphic Novel Book 2)
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September 06, 2022
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Emily Hunter loves hanging out with her new neighbors. From their decked-out rec room to their almost-professional guitar playing, Drew and Vicky Strig are super cool.

Since Drew and Vicky are homeschooled, Emily’s other friends haven’t gotten to know them yet. So Emily comes up with a plan for everyone to meet—a big party and sleepover at her house! But as Emily gets ready for the party, she begins to wonder about Drew and Vicky. They won’t let Emily into certain rooms in their house. And a wolf howls on their lawn every night. Is it only Emily’s overactive imagination or are the new neighbors more than just a little strange?

Creepy full-color graphic panels tell the story with the same horror as the original novel! This terrifying tale is a level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.

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Emily doesn't have a lot of friends, but she enjoys hanging out with neighbors Drew and Vicky. They are home schooled and don't get out much, so haven't visited her home, but she spends a lot of time at their house, although she has never met their parents. The house is run down in the extreme, but they have a great rec room with games where they spend a lot of time. Emily's parents are concerned that they haven't met the parents either, and allow Emily to have a party so that her friends from school can met Drew and Vicky. There are lots of creepy things going on in the neighborhood that seem to center around the siblings, but whenever Emily points them out, her friends are happy to investigate, and what seems like a creepy killer wolf often ends up being racoons or owls. It is a little concerning that when Emily visits the house during the day to try to talk to Drew and Vicky's parents, she finds no one home, a tape recorder with the parents' voices, and three coffins just under the floorboards. Never mind, let's have a sleepover anyway. It goes well, but Emily doesn't feel comfortable inviting Drew and Vicky into her house. Do they manage to come in anyway, and what does this mean for Emily's future?
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I don't think that it's too much of a spoiler to say that this is a good twist on a vampire tale, and also the reason that I hesitated to invite my school staff to my house for dinner on open house night-- if I issued a blanket invitation and someone was a vampire, had I just invited them in? Gives one pause, does it not? This is a great vampire book for readers who aren't quite ready for the length or emotional complexity of Twilight or similar weighty vampire tomes, and a rather chilling read even though the series does have a little bit of goofiness to it.

The illustrations are appropriately dark, and Drew and Vicky's house is so creepy and run down that I just wanted to tell Emily to run away! Her parents want the house to be fixed up, but this is cleary more run down than anything should be in suburbia!

There is a new R.L. Stine series of Just Beyond horror graphic novels that have some similarities to the Creepover series; I read one of these where 1950s horror movie monsters were set on the loose, and this seems in keeping with the somewhat scary but somewhat cheesy feel to this story. Hand these to readers who enjoyed Terry's Graveyard Shakes, Sedita's Pathfinders, or Steinkellner's The Okay Witch.
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