Scowler by Daniel Kraus

Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too?

Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister scrape by for a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father's physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler. 
Hardcover, 304 pages  Published March 12th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN  0375990941 (ISBN13: 9780375990946)
This book has got to be THE scariest young adult book I have ever read. I am a huge fan of horror, but usually tend to stick to the adult section when choosing what to read. This book has changed the way I look at young adult horror. I have shyed away because I always felt that there was no way that I was going to get scared enough, bored and authors not willing to take it to the next level because of the reading age group. Definitely not afraid to say I was wrong, and looking forward to reading more. 
There was always from page one this constant suspense, fear and curiosity that pushes this story forward. Each character carrying their own hopes and fears. The reader gets a mixture with the different levels of action in a panic situation between the Mother, Ry and the little sister.  
There are very few negative things that I would even remark on in this story. And mostly just personal issues that I have while reading than anything specific to the way this story was written. 
If your looking for a great horror story, a lot of violence, some death and a true survival story. This is it. 


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