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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library Y CHU (Text) 33500013692769 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y CHU (Text) 33500013692751 New Checked out 04/05/2023

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  • ISBN: 1728255910
  • ISBN: 9781728255910
  • Physical Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm
    regular print
  • Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, an imprint of Sourcebooks, [2022]

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Summary, etc.: "Pristine beaches, lush greenery, and perfect weather, the island of Kisapmata would be the vacation destination...if not for the curse. The Filipino locals speak of it in hushed voices and refuse to step foot on the island. They know the lives it has claimed. They won't be next. A Hollywood film crew won't be dissuaded. Legend claims a Dreamer god sleeps, waiting to grant unimaginable powers in exchange for eight sacrifices. The producers are determined to document the evidence. And they convince Alon, a local teen, to be their guide. Within minutes of their arrival, a giant sinkhole appears, revealing a giant balete tree with a mummified corpse entwined in its gnarled branches. And the crew start seeing strange visions. Alon knows they are falling victim to the island's curse. If Alon can't convince them to leave, there is no telling who will survive. Or how much the Dreamer god will destroy..."--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
    When an American reality-TV show sets up shop on the reportedly haunted island of Kisapmata in the Philippines, the crew enlists the help of a local nonbinary teen named Alon as a guide. Despite Alon's warnings, the crew persists in their production. Soon, a giant sinkhole opens next to the crew's encampment, revealing a corpse inside a balete—a tree that, according to legend, pulls the unwary into the bowels of the island, where a dreaming god sleeps. This proves too irresistible for the show's star, who insists on pursuing it, endangering the lives of the crew and Alon's own family. This thriller captures the creepiness of classic slow-burn horror movies that aim to build terror through atmosphere and characterization. Chupeco is a master of both, meticulously crafting a large cast with rich histories that are interwoven with the ancient legends surrounding the island. While not overly gory, there are some graphic depictions that may upset more-sensitive readers. Longtime horror fans, however, will relish this page-turner that is equal parts horror film and surreal fantasy. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Blessing and cursing Juvenile fiction
Islands Juvenile fiction
Survival Juvenile fiction
Legends Juvenile fiction
Islands Fiction
Motion pictures Production and direction Fiction
Blessing and cursing Fiction
Horror stories
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Horror fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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