RAVEN’S POINT by Melinda Metz


Age Range: 14 & up
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Love defeats evil in mediocre gross-out horror. The sleepy little New England island town of Raven’s Point has a dark history. While Jane’s brother Elijah wakes up from his year-long coma, the town’s old grudges and petty nastiness escalate disturbingly. Only Jane, Elijah’s ex-girlfriend Tavia, and shy basketball-star Seth seem unaffected. The town is rocked with arguing, which becomes violence, followed by increasing insanity, gang rape, and attempted murder. Explicit scenes of animal abuse and self-mutilation punctuate this gore-fest. Jane, Tavia, and Seth develop powers that show them about a vile evil that last rose on Raven’s Point in 1702. With the powers of love, self-sacrifice, and ridiculous special effects, the teens will defeat the ancient evil and get dates. Not scary; just disgusting. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-06-052371-9
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2004