Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
Genre: Young Adult, horror, thriller
Rating: 3.83 stars
Summary: Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it until graduation. She might not make it to morning.
Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.
Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.
Quinn Maybrook is new in town, a town where a year before a bad accident happened. Little does she know how the people there feel about the younger generation and how it all can go to hell in any moment.
What can be told about these book? The moment i saw the cover (yeah i judged by the cover) i wanted to read it. I even heard some very good recommendations to the book saying it was scary and intense, which totally got my attention. But i couldn’t feel it.
Yes, the book touches very important topic with a lot of violence, but i feel like it’s just violence for the sake of it. The reason behind it all doesn’t feel right to me. Okay, i understand most times violence has no reason, but i don’t know i was expecting something more, and actually more scary not just… gore.
The book is pretty easy to read, i won’t lie. I did like the way the author narrates the story. But i couldn’t come to empathize with the characters. Most of them felt distant and difficult to connect with. It didn’t help that the story happen in a span of four days since the new kid got to the town.
There were good moments, and also bad ones. I mean at moments i couldn’t stop reading because i wanted to know what will come next, but then other times i just wanted to drop it and never read it again.
I did finish it though, and i’m pretty happy with it, because it did end well. I did like it.
I had a priblem with the characters, they felt plain to me, like i couldn’t connect with them or their reason behind everything they did. Not only because the mai character didn’t know them very well, but because like, they aren’t very developed.
Did i enjoy reading the book? most of the time i did. That’s why i gave it 3.75 stars. Good read, good execution, just a little boring at times.
Do i recommend it? If you want to see teenagers being chased by killer clowns, of course.
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