Dorp Dead (Julia Cunningham) book, fiction 

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Children, horror, young adult
Pages 104pgs

 

Gilly Ground is an eleven year old orphan. Lonely and pretending to be dumb, he soon becomes an apprentice tobacco ladder maker. Loving the quiet and planned life, he soon discovers that it isn’t as great as he thought.

 

I found it a little boring. It was well written and I liked Gilly. But it’s supposed to be a horror. For the most part, it’s just this kid that’s taken in by a strict man that doesn’t like change. Nothing seems to be wrong until near the end. And until the last chapter, a lot of it just seems to be in the kids head.

 

I did like it enough though. I’d recommend it to younger people. Junior high or younger probably.

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