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  Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan

Review by: Joshua L.
Illinois, Grade 7

If you think this is a normal story, you are wrong. This story is about two kids named Darren Shan and Steve Leopard, and their friends Tommy and Alan. Alan tells Darren, Steve, and Tommy this circus named Cirque Du Freak. But Alan told them not to tell anyone. The next day Steve got the tickets, but he only has two. So what he did was he did was he filled his lunchbox with paper and putted the tickets in, the other one he kept, and he shakes the box then empty’s the box and whoever found it got to go with Steve. Darren found the ticket, one if the acts were Mr. Crepsley with Madam Octa a spider. Darren steals the spider after the show and shows it to Steve then he got bit. Will Steve survive? What will happen next? Read the book to find out.

I liked the book because every page was heart pounding, fast paced, and unexpected. I would recommend this book to horror fans. It is a series of 12 books and not for the fainthearted.

My favorite character is Darren because he’s the main character and has a good personality. Also he has a loving mother and father and a sister Annie. My favorite part was when Mr. Crepsley’s act surprised everyone in the audience.

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