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Ly moving sometimes funny and oftentimes bittersweet human portrayal of a young man trying to make sense of his parents’ divorce his place in the world and the true meaning of friendshipI can do no less than give Life in a Haunted House my highest recommendation Cemetery Dance Onli. Do you remember being a teenager Do you recall the awkwardness of talking to the opposite sex the pettiness of other teens the need to fit in and failing with every attempt the humiliation that ensues and the social clumsiness Norman Prentiss captures all that in LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE with so much clarity you can't help but recall your own teen years Prentiss is very skilled at creating layers for the narrator that leave you wondering what is real The protagonist Brendan narrates skillfully between reality memory and fantasyBut it's than that because there are haunted houses and then there are Haunted HousesBrendan is fascinated with Melissa Preston or rather with her home and its past She is the daughter of Brendan's favorite low budget horror director Bud Preston and her home once served as the studio for his movies Prentiss expertly intertwines the budding relationship between Brendan and Melissa Brendan's love of her father's movies the relationships both have with their respective parents and Brendan's fantasiesIt's easy to let yourself get twisted up in reading this tale It will remind you so much of your own youth Prentiss will remind you that some places are haunted than others and sometimes the scariest haunts aren't the supernatural kind

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Life in a Haunted HouseBrendan has always been fascinated by the low budget horror films of Bud Preston Imagine his surprise when he moves to a new town and discovers a high school classmate is the daughter of his favorite director Melissa Preston’s home contains exciting secrets about such strange films. We all want magic of some kindLife in a Haunted House is a multi layered marvel as intricate a novel as one could hope to conjure and yet despite its carefully constructed narrative it reads as a simple coming of age story something Prentiss has long mastered Paying tribute to B horror movies and the nostalgia that children these days will never fully appreciate Prentiss plays a uite clever sleight of hand keeping our attention focused where he wants it while the real story develops around us engulfing the reader before they're aware of what's occurredBeautifully drawn characters full of heart and courage but also flawed in a way that make them real combined with an unconventional telling and unreliable narrator It all adds up to an experience you won't soon forget This is a story you won't want to end

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READ & DOWNLOAD ¿ Life in a Haunted House ã Brendan has always been fascinated by the low budget horror films of Bud Preston Imagine his surprise when he moves to a new town and discovers a high school classmate is the daughter of his favorite director Melissa Preston’s home contains exciting secrets about such strange films as THE STONEAs THE STONE STAIRWAY and THE DUNGEON OF COUNT VERLOCK But Brendan’s film fan obsessions threaten to undermine his new friendshipbefore he can truly understand what it means to spend LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSEPrentiss continues to chart his own path through the horror genreA poignant. See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsLife In A Haunted House has a fabulous schlock horror cover which manages to both perfectly illustrate the novel inside and to imply something completely different to the actual story I'll try to explain that contradiction Our young protagonist Brendan is so much a fan as to be obsessed with the b movie horror films of director Bud Preston and I love that this book cover looks just like one of those film posters However the Life In A Haunted House storyline is a multi layered coming of age tale far sophisticated and deep than the artwork would suggestBrendan is the perpetual school new boy and misfit His chance encounter with eually isolated 'weird girl' Melissa looks as though it will allow both children to actually experience friendship bonding over the discovery that Melissa's house was where Bud Preston shot all his films However first Brendan needs to learn that using someone to further your own obsession isn't the same as being their friend however tempting the immediate acuisitions might bePrentiss has written a sympathetic and utterly convincing portrayal of the intersection of these two lives and I found it easy to believe in both Brendan and Melissa Their interactions with parents and other children provide a strong framework and if I were a horror film fan I suspect I would have recognised many of the scenes and settings at least by type Life In A Haunted House does have a strong horror streak depicted mainly through scenes that border on reality I can imagine this novel having wide appeal and being recommended by word of mouth to horror fans and enthusiasts of uirky cult fiction