Review: The Nest

The Nest
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deliciously malevolent, this short book reads like a horror version of a cross between David Almond’s Skellig and a story I read long ago in Twilight Zone magazine, Royal Jelly.

A socially ‘different’ boy, a new baby sibling who’s ill, a mysterious creature that appears in his dreams. Is it an angel? Is it something else entirely?

This book is just scary enough for older elementary kids without pushing them into the land of nightmares, and never talks down to them.

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