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Scare Scape

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Three wishes go awry in a middle-grade debut as comical as it is spooky.

Toxic Vapor Worms. Shark Hounds. King-Crab Spiders. Two-Headed Mutant Rodents.

These are just a few of the beasts featured in the pages of Scare Scape, the creepiest comic book around. They are vicious. They are terrifying. They are, luckily, totally made up.

Morton Clay is a huge fan of Scare Scape, so
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Scholastic Press (first published July 1st 2013)
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Sam Fisher
Okay, so I'm probably too biased to be allowed to review this...
Julie Williams
Be careful what you wish for...right??? In this book Morton, his brother James, and his sister Melissa move into an old run down house with their father. While mowing the lawn Morton discovers a gargoyle with a mysterious message about breaking fingers and getting wishes. Not taking it seriously Morton wished that his scary toys from the magazine Scare Scape would be more realistic and his sister wished for an enormous closet. James also makes a wish after a huge fight with his sister but can't ...more
Barbara
When the Clay family moves to a large house in the country, youngest boy Morton is delighted to learn that it once belonged to the man who wrote extremely frightening stories featuring horrible monsters in a comic series called Scare Scape. Morton stumbles upon a gargoyle buried in the yard, and he and his siblings Jake and Melissa each make a wish. As expected, the wishes are only briefly satisfying since there is dark magic at their roots. Morton's collectible versions of the monsters dreamed ...more
Moakes
hi peeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
scar scape is a book for grade four's and up. the book is really scary book . it is all so really good to. I liked it because it's funny in some parts and some parts are scary and some really sad.
Colette Dufault
Morton moves into what could easily be a haunted house, only to unleash Dark Magic that has been previously hidden there, he wishes for his ScareScape Magazine figurines to come to life and they do! Tween boys will love Morton, who is not only the youngest but the bravest of his siblings. Recommended for avid readers with a love of Goosebumps and Pokemon.
Barbra
Who wouldn’t want to see their toy monster collection come to life? Morton digs up a strange gargoyle in the garden of his new home and when he finds out that the maker of his creepy Scare Scape comics was the home’s last owner, he realizes he is in over his head. This story will thrill and chill young monster lovers. Fun illustrations and a monster guide helps complete the picture.
Carolyn Arrington
This is a Junior Library Guild selection.

Thirteen year old James wishes that the action figures from his favorite horror comic book series Scare Scape would become more realistic. They do; they come to life! James and his older sister Melissa who normally spend most of their time squabbling must join forces with James' new friend Robbie to battle the ferocious monsters, solve the mystery of the missing cats, and defeat a villain.

The horror genre is not my favorite; however, it was engaging enoug
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Vivian Lee
Loved this "young reader" book, though I'm far from being one. It is similar in feel to the Harry Potter books or to Roald Dahl. Somewhat scary, more so to younger readers, but there's no gratuitous violence in it. The characters are well drawn and the story carries you along. Very much recommended!
Scott
A wonderful mystery adventure, with unexpected revelations and lots of suspense. Well crafted character relationships and a plot that was on point in its pacing made this quite the enjoyable read.
Jacob Cummins
Really had a great time reading this. A good story with lots of action and some kind of cool ideas. Very inventive. Going to give it to all my nieces and nephews for Christmas this year.
Raina
Got kids who can't get enough of Goosebumps? Give them this.

Scare Scape is about a family who moves into a creepy old mansion. The youngest of the family is obsessed with "Scare Scape" - a world of comic books. He has an extensive collection of action figures based on the gruesome creatures featured in the comic. His one wish is that they become more realistic...

The cover is awesome, and colorful, and the book pays off.
The siblings relationships are realistic and honest, and the plot takes twis
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Stephanie Mohler
It was OK for what it is- a scary book for kids. Morton (who's a BIG fan of Scare Scape comics) and his older siblings move into a old, run down house with their father. While mowing the yard, Morton unearths an old statue that grants 3 wishes to the siblings. Needless to say, the wishes don't go as planned and the kids have to figure out how to reverse them. Wish the book cover was spookier.
Summer
I agree with the reviewer who recommended this for lovers of Goosebumps and Pokemon.

The read itself was fun, but don't expect a lot of depth to this story. Too many elements spoil the plot, and the plot looked like swiss cheese by the end, but still wrapped up relatively well.
Sharon
5th/6th&up
A wonderfully gruesome, but heartfelt tale.
After their mother's death, Morton and his family seek a fresh start with a new town and a creepy new home where their darkest wishes unfortunately come true.
Cupcakes122
I really liked it when sam fisher went to my school and read all of chapter one.I would recommend for grade 4-6.
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