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Guys Read: Thriller

av Jon Scieszka (Redaktör)

Andra författare: M. T. Anderson (Bidragsgivare), Patrick Carman (Bidragsgivare), Gennifer Choldenko (Bidragsgivare), Matt de la Pena (Bidragsgivare), Margaret Peterson Haddix (Bidragsgivare)6 till, Bruce Hale (Bidragsgivare), Brett Helquist (Illustratör), Anthony Horowitz (Bidragsgivare), Jarrett Krosoczka (Bidragsgivare), Walter Dean Myers (Bidragsgivare), James Patterson (Bidragsgivare)

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This volume provides a collection of ghostly and mysterious stories.

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Good for grades 5 through 8. Short story collection. Particularly geared toward boys. Recommend to students interested in adventure and ghost stories. ( )
  KristineCA | Apr 26, 2016 |
Guys Read: Thriller
What do psychics and ghosts, wish machines, serendipitous events, secret tunnels, dogs foaming at the mouth, pirates, Hatchetface, and the “scariest eighth grader ever” have in common? They all join the annals of terror in “Guys Read: Thrille”r, edited by Jon Scieszka. Volume 2 of this series artfully brings together mystery and intrigue through some of YA’s favorite authors, including Walter Dean Myers, Margaret Peterson, Haddix, Gennifer Choldenko, James Paterson, Anthony Horowitz and more. Investigate a haunting with M.T. Anderson; find yourself believing in the unbelievable with Matt De La Pena, and follow Archie and Jughead to a pair of ghost vision glasses to discover the unimaginable with Patrick Carman. The stories, though appealing easily to the most reluctant of readers, are well written, provide a pleasant variety of themes and literary command, and would entice even those long familiar with the authors. Jon Scieszka, you have done it again! ( )
  mmeckenstock | Oct 30, 2011 |
Following Guys Read Funny Business, Guys Read 2 Thriller gives us short stories by authors such as MT Anderson, Matt de la Pena, Anthony Horowitz, Walter Dean Myers, Maragaret Peterson Haddix, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Gennifer Choldenko, Bruce Hale, James Patterson and Patrick Carman. I'm familiar with several of these authors. Some, I've never heard of. But the short stories in Thriller were again great for reluctant readers and reading lovers alike.

I found The Old Dead Nuisance by MT Anderson to be a great bedtime story, not too scary, but just enough to be appealing. It was a story about a little boy stuck on the set of a haunted house where two supposed and feuding psychics are being filmed by Paul's dad, the little boy. Paul has to hide and stay out of the way behind the sofa reading. Then Paul gets wind of a treasure that the dysfunctional family living in the house had, the father of the house hid it from his sons, right under their noses. Ironically, while investigating, Paul is the one that runs into the ghost of the cantankerous old man his children named "The Old Nuisance". The psychics are too busy feuding or being fake to ever see him. And Paul learns some very interesting information about the treasure.

Another story I was intrigued and educated by was Pirate by Walter Dean Myers. I have to claim complete ignorance at knowing the reasons behind the actions of the Somali Pirates. I thought they were just thugs looking to profit from the unfortunate people that get in their waterways. Pirate gave me a look at the reason the Somalis have for attacking and holding for ransom Americans, Europeans, even attempting to attack a cruise ship. I guarantee you when you read this story you will feel shame and a bit of understanding. Yes, it's very frightening from both sides of the story, but it gives you pause for thought. I don't excuse or condone their tactics, but I never gave thought that their might be a real reason this started up.

And lastly, and I'll admit by far my most favorite of the stories was the last in the book, Ghost Vision Goggles by Patrick Carman. Unique little Kyle loves to spend money on candy, action figures and weird things- like Chia pets, and fart putty (I had to look that one up. According to Amazon, where you can order it, "Work this putty with your finger to produce the hilarious sound of a gaseous explosion-very funny!") and a Magic 8 Ball. You get the picture. He's a bit quirky. And the big kid across the street, Scotty Vincent, likes to steal these things and break them much to Kyle's dislike and misfortune. Scotty is kind of sly and can sweet talk his way into getting into Kyle's house, past Kyle's mother without too much trouble, terrorizing Kyle in his own house, in his own room! But then one summer, Kyle's parents buy a cabin on Lake Lenore (the same lake Scotty has a house on) and Kyle finds a stack of comic books with all kinds of advertisements for weird things. The kinds of things he loves to buy with his money. So he counts down the days until they leave the cabin and he can order his weird things. He spends his days changing his order around but there is one thing he knows he's gotta have, Ghost Vision Goggles! He orders everything when he gets home and waits for them eagerly to arrive in the mail. There are setbacks and weird things that happen and Scotty. But he finally gets the Ghost Vision Goggles and that's when the fun really begins!!

This collection has something for everyone and I promise you won't be disappointed when you pick it up. Read it straight through or read each story at a time. It's a great collection!! ( )
  hrose2931 | Sep 23, 2011 |
This was a very entertaining anthology with stories from some of the hot authors for middle graders. I liked the variety of moods of the story from humorous to spine-chilling. Though maybe the spine-chilling was a personal reaction since I really, really hate snakes (The Snake Mafia by Gennifer Choldenko).

I also liked the variety of ethnicities and locations for the stories. I will admit that my favorite story was The Double Eagle Has Landed by Anthony Horowitz. I loved the humor in this story about the world's worst detective and his younger, smarter brother. It makes me want to read the other stories about the Diamond brothers that I have in my media center.

Some of the authors included are M. T. Anderson, Walter Dean Myers, Margaret Peterson Haddix, James Patterson, and Gennifer Choldenko. All of the authors in the anthology are already represented in my media centers. I can just see the display with this book as the centerpiece surrounded by the authors' other work.

This one will definitely find a place in both my elementary and middle school media centers. ( )
  kmartin802 | Aug 18, 2011 |
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Författarens namnRollTyp av författareVerk?Status
Scieszka, JonRedaktörprimär författarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Anderson, M. T.Bidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Carman, PatrickBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Choldenko, GenniferBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
de la Pena, MattBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Haddix, Margaret PetersonBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Hale, BruceBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Helquist, BrettIllustratörmedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Horowitz, AnthonyBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Krosoczka, JarrettBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Myers, Walter DeanBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Patterson, JamesBidragsgivaremedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat

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