I recently finished an older story, Something Wicked This Way Comes by the famous Ray Bradbury. I chose this from the library because my husband sad he remembered seeing some kind of tv movie as a kid and thought it was pretty scary.
Two best friends, Jim and Will, live next door to each other. They're very close; in fact they were born one minute apart. They are adjusting to the routine of a new school year when a carnival comes to town. This carnival isn't like other carnivals. Sure, it has a house of mirrors, a carousel, cotton candy, and lots of rides, but this carnival has Mr. Dark.
Jim and Will quickly suspect that Mr. Dark is up to no good--and they're completely right. All the sinister things Mr. Dark wants to do is tied up with his creepy carousel.
This was definitely an interesting book. It got a little boring in the middle, but got really good quickly after.
I'm an avid reader. One thing I've learned in my many years on this Earth is that no matter what is happening in your life, you can always benefit from temporarily escaping life in order to become absorbed in a make believe story.