Hello, I am your guide. Your spirit guide.
Every year, the haunted Mathswell mansion lures eight teenagers into its depths on Halloween night. As a previous victim cursed to wander the estate, Jacqueline uses her expertise on horror films to guide the newest teens. But there is a problem. No one can hear her sarcastic voice.
Keeping eight teens alive shouldn't be hard. But Fannie is addicted to dead languages, Hannah is infatuated with vampires, Jessica is more air than brain, Hal is shallow and greedy, Mandy makes bad life decisions, Aven is in permanent denial, and Lewis likes to feed the wildlife.
Finally, there's Jack. He's geeky, handsome, protective, and everything she wants in a boyfriend. She never experienced first love when she was alive. Why does her heart keep longing, when science deems, she doesn't have one? More than anything she wants to save him, she's even willing to fight for him.
Following the thirty rules to surviving a horror film, would you survive?
"The Teenager's Guide is simultaneously funny and heartwarming. The main character is a fine mix of sarcasm and genuine compassion, allowing readers to empathize with her as they understand her sarcastic armor. I genuinely wanted to know who was going to make it out of the house alive. A quick, really fun read!"
"Coral Isabella Aurora's "The Teenager's Guide to Surviving a Horror Film" is a great ride through the horror movie world, including all the aspects that we've come to expect when we put on a haunted house film. In this book, Coral collects these qualities with some cool tongue-in-cheek humor, detailed settings that come to life (or undeath, depending on the character), and a cast that checks off every box in Horror Bingo, but written in a creative manner that helps them stand on their own. The story is always shifting around, and I was genuinely surprised by what I read. A great choice for horror fans, but also good for those looking for a unique, well-plotted tale."
"I found Coral Isabella Aurora's The Teenager's Guide to Surviving A Horror Film one of the most exciting, original books in all of my work in this year's competition. There was so much to love, from Jacqueline's quirky, caring personality and reflection on the situations, to the hilariously difficult teenagers she felt in charge of. The ending had this sweet, resonating tone to it that helped confirm and explain the importance of the novel, so that I walked away feeling rewarded for having read the book and happy for Jacqueline's peace of mind."
"Coral was kind enough to send a copy of her novel my way, and it’s been the perfect escape this October. I am slowly on my way to becoming a horror movie fan, as you might know, but enjoying seeing the tropes of horror films put to use in this novel has been a blast. Each chapter starts with a rule and unfolds in a way that shows how horror characters so often ignore the basic tenants they should follow to make it to the end.
“The Teenager’s Guide to Surviving a Horror Film” is a light-hearted, quick read that even non-horror fans like myself will enjoy – and what’s better to put you in the Halloween spirit than the tale of a haunted house that devours teenagers on October 31?"
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