We’re waiting for you to come and play. Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind…Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lilias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there’s her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died.
Frozen Charlotte is a young adult horror.
I’m picky when it comes to choosing YA fiction, and despite being a huge horror fan as a child and teenager, it’s not a genre that I often read these days. The reason I don’t read a lot of YA fiction, is I tend to find they lack the intensity I hope for. But this book was actually surprisingly creepy, tense and rather brutal in places. My teenage self would have loved this book.
I also found the characters interesting, and really felt for them and their situation. At times I felt a little trapped and claustrophobic. I was also surprisingly spooked each night when I turned the light off in an attempt to go to sleep. I really need to avoid reading about creepy dolls just before bed!
This is definitely one I recommend for those into YA and horror stories.
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