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Lenny Petrakas is worried about her skin. Not the way you're thinking. Not like that at all. While most people spend time concerned about dirt and elasticity, temperature and moisture, Lenny has a more pressing problem. Something is after her. Something evil that won't stop until it has peeled every last inch of skin from the teen's body. And then, it may end her misery qu...more
Paperback, 1, 327 pages
Published March 28th 2012
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Donna
The idea sounded interesting. When David emailed and asked me to read his book, I immediately liked the idea of something different.
Let me tell you, this is a fabulous story. David has incorporated an old myth into a great modern day tale.

For those of you who love crazy creatures but are tired of the run of the mill vampires, werewolves and zombies, you have to read this book!

The main character Lenny is a great character. She is independent in a way that only a 16 year old can be. She has a qu...more
Rebecca McKinnon
I honestly didn't know what to expect with this book. Yes, I read the blurb, but still. The storyline had the potential to be good or really, really bad.

The expected high school drama was there: Lenny's best friend swooning over the quarterback (who in turn swoons over a cheerleader). The teacher who will do anything for her favorite student. The crazy teacher no one really wants to take seriously. The best friends who can't live without each other.

That being said, it was all handled well.

Lenny...more
Jim From YAYeahYeah
Note: Received from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Lenny Petrakas is worried about her skin. That doesn't make her unique amongst teenage girls, obviously. But while they're concerned about spots, she has something more urgent to take care of. An evil creature called a boo hag wants to take every inch of skin from her body - unless she can stop it. Can the sixteen-year-old girl, along with a ragtag bunch of helpers, protect herself and get rid of the boo hag? And when the ha...more
Melissa Simmons
This book was way better than my wildest expectations. I don't normally like scary, but this was phenomenal! Amazing characters and lots of action, intrigue and humor! LOVE IT!


The Boo Hag is the first book in 'The Lenny Chronicles' by David Morgan. When asked if I would be interested in reading this book, I have to say I was a little worried; I don't deal well with the scarier stuff out there. I am so glad I decided to chance the nightmares! Morgan grabs your attention with the very first line...more
Tiffany
If you are in the mood for a creepy read, this one's for you! I admit that I am not a big fan of paranormal and I am very picky when it comes to the books I choose. However, when David Morgan contacted me about a possible review for his book, The Boo Hag, I read the synopsis and immediately knew I wanted to read it. Actually, I knew I wanted to read it as soon as I saw the cover. Those big, creepy red eyes over the sleeping girl raised the hair on my arms. I am so happy to say that The Boo Hag d...more
Rachel
REVIEW ORIGINALLY ON BLOG: http://onceuponabook-rachel.blogspot....

When I first heard of this book I was definetly intrigued. It sounded different (and scarier!) than any other book I had ever read and I really wanted to give it a shot. In some ways I'm glad I did!

Straight away from page one we are swooped up into the story... and the eeriness of it all: "As she walked to her bedroom door, a tinge of fear sent chills tiptoeing up her spine". You can only imagine how even that little sentence in...more
Krystal
Looking for a spooky story? Lenny isn't your run-of-the-mill character. She was more mature than I actually thought she would be. If it was me, I'd have been a miserable main character in this book! Lenny endures a lot, but manages to remain brave and eerily fearless, at times. Her character was my draw into this book.



The plot is summed up nicely by Goodreads. The author kept a running tension in the plot that was perfect for the content; the setting and characters fit right into the story. The...more
Cecilia (rather barefoot than bookless)
I really liked this book even though there was no wow factor to it. The book had a good pace and was interesting. The boo hag idea was original and made the reader curious as to what that is. I really liked Lenny she is a very strong young woman but you can tell she is still very young. I liked that they actually behaved like teenagers. Very often in a YA book they behave like they are so much older than their age, that's really refreshing.
The ending was interesting as well and made me wonderin...more
Landon
This book is suspenseful, filled with fun high school hi-jinx, and delivers a satisfactory ending. How can you go wrong with that combination? I don't give books five stars unless they make me cry (as if that's a good measure) so I gave this book four stars. Pretty much the high score for me because I avoid books that I think might make me cry at all cost. Wait, this review is about the boo hag, not me. I really enjoy Lenny as the heroine, she's spunky, feminine but tough, and altogether a uniqu...more
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
This story has a great premise. The idea that there is a Boo Hag that is after Lenny and there was suspense and mystery that filled the pages and got me interested enough to keep me reading.

I did not feel as connected to the characters as much as I wanted to. I feel that the choice of writing the story in 3rd person felt a little off to me and the repetition of the characters names on one page was distracting and noticeable for me. I confess that repetition is just a personal peeve of mine. I k...more
Liz Winn
Boo Hag (n): a creepy, skinless female demon from folklore that preys upon humans by stealing their skins and then masquerading as the now-deceased--at least until it’s time for a new wardrobe.

Is your skin crawling yet? Just be glad you’re not Lenny Petrakas. Lately, she’s been having problems with one of these pesky demons who just can’t seem to take a hint! Fortunately, she’s got a few loyal friends who are as determined as she is not to let that happen.

Reader, you will be glad to know that th...more
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
All it takes is a feeling…a single thought…to awaken you from a sleep so deep, to know that something is not right. Lenny knows this all too well. Lenny, who quite possibly may be the cleanest teenager to walk the face of the earth, wakes up in the middle of the night and realizes that someone has been in her room. What she finds in her room the next night makes the boogie monster look like a fairy princess. With the help of her best friend, her best friend’s secret crush, and one of her teacher...more
Marybeth (Manhattan Reader)
I just want to start out by saying that I don't normally read horror stories, and this is what I'm classifying it as by the way, because I am a big coward. No seriously, I can't even watch horror films. Anyways, I did a little research on what a boo hag was and I can just say that I am glad I never heard of such a thing when I was young. Urban legends/folklore are the worst type of scary stories that exist in my opinion, just because they are uncanny.

So, what is a boo hag? A boo hag is a skinles...more
Dawn Vanniman
It's generally my policy not to accept self-published books anymore. However, every policy has an exception and this is one of mine. The premise of the book sounded exciting and interesting and it didn't fail me.

Main Characters:

Lenny - regular 16 year old girl. Good grades, bit of a neat freak.

Anna - Lenny's bff, always willing to back up Lenny, doubly so when it brings her closer to her crush, Brian.

Minor Characters:

Brian - football star, crushed on by Anna, crushing on Katie

Katie - cheerle...more
Karen
The confusion hit me when I first heard the name Boo Hag, I have never heard about a boo hag. My curiosity came afterwards and I knew I had to read this book.

The Boo Hag revolves around Lenny, a 16 year old girl with good grades and normal life. She's like a normal teenager, also worried about her skin. But difference is that she has real reasons to be afraid for her skin, as a boo hag wants to eat it. How can she fight this monster?

The book have a great plot, the story is wonderful. It's excit...more
Kaylynn Bradley
So - this book was written by a guy I know personally! That's pretty cool.

The good: I really liked that he used an original monster that I hadn't heard of before. I also liked that he used highschool kids that didn't request adult intervention.


The not-as-good: I thought a couple of points in the plot could have used some shoring up (example, when they're trapped in the shed - why did they go in there in the first place? Wouldn't a neat-freak / smartie like Lenny be making sure they couldn't get...more
Brianne
The Boo Hag is about sixteen year old Lenny. She's just a quiet, normal high school student. When Lenny begins to get the eerie "being watched" feeling while she's trying to sleep, Lenny's normal life turns upside down. But with the help of her best friend and other classmates, Lenny faces her fears.

The Boo Hag was a great read! The story was original and creepy! The characters well written , realistic and Lenny was a strong heroine. There were one or two times where I did get a little lost/conf...more
Celine Garcia
The book had this constant Buffy the Vampire feel when it came to the characters and setting. It took me awhile to get into the beginning of the book but when I finished, I was left checking the page numbers to make sure no pages were left out of my copy, only because I was left with a simple ending that created a major cliffhanger, and a lot of questions.

The Boo Hag by David Morgan is a book that goes against the teen book outline. The lead character doesn’t have a crush on a boy—but her frien...more
Hermie
It was a fun read. It kept my interest from start to finish and I couldn't put it down
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David Morgan is more an idea than an actual person. Created in a sterilized 1980s laboratory with gleaming white walls, he was marked for greatness, bound to be a beacon in the sea of humanity, leading the masses to an everlasting epoch of unequaled love and prosperity. Under the flickering glow of a long fluorescent tube, he was taken pain-staking care of by a classified team of anonymous doctors...more
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