Written by Kelly Link
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
Dazzling and unlikely stories disturb and delight in this hugely original collection. Fantasy, horror and just plain mischief jostle together in the ten stories which kick off with what happens when Miles digs up the wrong grave to recover the poems he wrote to his dead girl friend revealing an altogether different girl instead. Be prepared for more uncomfortable shocks in this stunning collection of stories.
This is the Young Adult version of the title. Click here for the original edition.
Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Boiling up a unique brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humor.
Funny, moving, tender, brave and dangerous. She is unique, and should be declared a national treasure, and possibly surrounded at all times by a cordon of armed marines - Neil Gaiman
Intoxicating. These stories will come alive, put on zoot suits, and wrestle you to the ground. They want you and you will be theirs - Alice Sebold
Link's stories play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and JK Rowling - Time magazine
Wonderfully odd and original [and] very scary indeed - Sarah Waters
About the Author
Interest Age: From 14
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