Frenzy

Frenzy

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14-year-old Heath Lambert is spending his summer at Camp Harmony in the picturesque Cascade Mountain Valley. It's the perfect place to enjoy the soothing calm of nature as he weighs a heavy decision. The camp offers distractions: his friends, Cricket and Dunbar, always up for trouble; his reluctant crush on Emily, one half of the beautiful Em & Em Twins; and hulking bullies Thumper and Floaties, who are determined to make him their punching bag for the summer. But no one rattles Heath like his creepy cabin mate, Will Stringer. Brilliant, cold and calculating, Will views the world as one big chess game, and he's always three moves ahead of everyone else. Heath soon learns there's a much bigger threat to contend with. Something's wrong with the animals in the surrounding forest. A darkness is spreading, driving them mad with rage. Wolves, bears, mountain lions-even the chipmunks are infected, spurred on in droves by one horrific goal: hunt and kill every human they find. Heath and a ragtag band of campers are faced with a choice: follow Will's lead and possibly survive, or follow the camp staff and die. But how do you trust a leader when you suspect he's more dangerous than the animals you're running from? Heath came to Camp Harmony to be surrounded by nature. He's about to get his wish.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 149.86 x 213.36 x 40.64mm | 453.59g
  • Disney Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1423185382
  • 9781423185383

Review quote

Oh, Camp Harmony, could your name be any less suitable? Once the animals there all turn into slavering attack beasts desperate for human flesh, Heath and his little gang of close camper friends forget all about the usual camp activities and begin a harrowing journey out of the woods and toward a nearby town that, they hope, will represent safety. While the kids quickly learn that water is immediately fatal to the critters, this knowledge doesn't provide as much security as they would like: even as they wade down the river they hit shallow spots, massive hordes of bats, and beavers who are the only infected mammals not killed by water. The backstory on how the animals got infected doesn't actually add much-this book is all about a group of memorable young kids trying to cope with a series of events that is completely outside the scope of their barely formed social, survival, and ethical toolkits. The death count is slightly startling for a book aimed at this age range, but it makes sense given the ferocity of the animals and the boys' understandable lack of preparation for maddened woodland creatures. Offer this to adventure fans and budding horror buffs, sure, but realistic fiction fans may also find the effective character development and thoughtful pacing as worthwhile as the monstrous foaming-mouthed squirrels. AS BCCB"show more

About Robert Lettrick

Robert Lettrick (robertlettrick.com) has worked as a freelance artist for Marvel Comics, Marvel Films, and Harris Publications. He earned his BA in fine art at Atlantic Union College and was one of the first students enrolled in the Sequential Art MA program at Savannah College of Art and Design where he learned from many of comic's top writers and artists. Frenzy is his first middle grade novel.show more

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177 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 46% (82)
4 28% (49)
3 13% (23)
2 8% (15)
1 5% (8)
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