The scarecrows

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Greenwillow Books, 1981 - Juvenile Fiction - 185 pages
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While visiting his mother and new stepfather whom he hates, an English teenager is terrorized by three scarecrows embodying people who met violent death and who silently threaten the entire family.

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I really enjoyed this story up until the end. It got really confusing and I thought you were being given too much information at once. I dont normally enjoy this type of book but I was suprised at how much I did like it.

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Good, but hella scary, from what I recall - I usually block out scary books. Read full review


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Author Robert Westall was born in Tynemouth, England on October 7, 1929. He grew up during World War II and his childhood experiences inspired much of his work. He studied Fine Art at Durham University and Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in London. Before becoming a full-time author in 1985, he worked as an art teacher. His first novel, The Machine Gunners, was published in 1975 and won the Carnegie Medal. Some of his other awards include The Carnegie Medal in 1982 for The Scarecrows, the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat, and the Guardian Award in 1991 for The Kingdom by the Sea. He died on April 15, 1993.