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Derek's little sister wants one of those creepy-looking dolls, staring at him from the strange new doll shop in town, and what his sister wants, she gets. Now they're stuck with a doll that looks so human, it gives Derek the creeps.
When Derek tells his friends, Martin and Jamie, about the new shop with creepy human-like dolls, they want to see for themselves. That has "bad idea" written all over it, but he takes his friends there anyway.
They meet the mysterious doll maker, who reminds Derek of Dr. Frankenstein, and who brainwashes Martin into buying one of those scary dolls. Derek and Jamie push and pull Martin out of the shop, but something isn't right with their friend. He's shivering all over, and he has no memory of what happened in the shop.
Martin's condition worsens every day, and Derek's sister grows more and more obsessed with her new doll. Derek and Jamie have to find out what’s going on, and fast, because...
...the doll maker seems linked to a bunch of mysterious disappearances, and the last thing Derek wants is his sister, or his friend, being next on the doll maker's list.
This book is only $0.99 (eBook) and serves as a great introduction to the series!
The Doll Maker by Majanka Verstraete is a lower to middle grade children’s chapter book. I love that it is not the usual chapter book at this age, but is a scary story/horror book. My daughter and I both liked this story. It was a quick read for each of us. My daughter loves books by R.L. Stine, like Goosebumps and The Haunting Hour series that he writes, so this was right up her alley. She said she liked this spooky story and she is looking forward to reading the next ones.
I liked that the story is spooky but not gruesome. It is a good scary tale for this age group. The characters were easy to relate to and we understood their situations. We will both be reading two other Weirdville books and reviewing them over the next couple of days. 🙂 We both recommend picking up The Doll Maker by Majanka Verstraete if you like spooky tales!