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The Scare

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 10: 0981599303

A retro, 80s horror movie feel with a modern vibe. Haunted by the murder of his little brother, sixteen-year-old Ethan Harris finds a kindred spirit when Shay Cassidy moves to the stormy coastal town of Emerald Bay. Like Ethan, the beautiful and willowy Shay is the victim of a guilt-ridden, broken pa
Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Robert Shaw
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Feb 22, 2013 Meghan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is definitely not one of those books I should have been reading late at night with my cat sitting on top of me haha ...

I loved this book. There were a lot of moments, especially towards the end, when your breathing stopped, waiting for the next "Scare." It was one of those books that roped me in and I continued reading it every chance I got until I was done.

I'm not usually a fan of books that change viewpoints a lot, but this one was done very well. Each chapter was focused on either the g
LadyReads TooMuch
The Scare is about mind control games which include murder and rape.
So, if you are sensitive on these subjects, be warned.
Do not read it in dark, or if u have weak heart.
It's scary and nasty and very twisted.
It is well writen work of fiction, and I loved it.
Aug 11, 2013 Joanne rated it it was amazing
really good, scary story. One of the best horrors I've read in a while.
Ted Clermont
Aug 16, 2013 Ted Clermont marked it as to-read
man i really wanna read this book now. all these comments sayin how good it is, and the type of book they say it is makes me want to read it even more. screw it, im goin to a library.
May 07, 2017 SoDark rated it it was amazing
Five stars are not enough to rate this book! One of the best thriller/horror/mystery book I've read!
Mark Combs
Nov 23, 2013 Mark Combs rated it really liked it
Ethan Harris is a sixteen your old boy who lives in the coastal town of Emerald Bay. He harbors a lot of guilt over the death of his younger brother a year before. One day, he meets the new girl in town, Shay Cassidy. Like Ethan, Shay has a dark past. The two immediately become inseparable, and Shay becomes member of Ethan’s inner-circle, a close-knit group of friends.

The town bully, Viktor Sols, has his eye on Shay Cassidy too, and will stop at nothing to have her. Viktor is shrouded in myster
Stephanie Jane
The Scare is a high school horror tale with an interesting mix of contemporary and gothic settings. It does get gory and very sexual so unsuitable for younger teens. The characters are well drawn considering how many there are and, although a misogynistic boys-protecting-girls theme keeps recurring, the female characters are allowed to do more than just pout, scream and die! I particularly liked Shaw's descriptions and imagery. His story is not stunningly original, but makes for an entertaining ...more
Lauren Lynne
Jul 11, 2013 Lauren Lynne rated it it was amazing
Wow! The aptly named The Scare by Robert Shaw kept me up at night… reading! The Scare is well written and engaging. I wanted to see what would happen next and the intensity of it held me captive. The protagonist, Ethan, is haunted by the murder of his little brother. He finds someone who understands in a new girl who moves to town with her own closet full of skeletons. They share broken pasts and try together to survive the present where the local bully torments everyone at school but has turned ...more
Ashley James
Mar 17, 2014 Ashley James rated it really liked it
I intended to give this book 3 stars but couldn't bring myself to do it the book was a bit long winded and was definitely longer than shown on good reads which claims in it is 360 pages im sure it is over 500 pages I think this book could of been far better if it was just a bit shorter but I still rated it 4 stars which shows how good a book it is I love coming of age horrors and this is a great example of these types of books I will keep my eye on other books by this author
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Author of The Scare, Girlfriend Trouble, Thunder Rising, and The Steel Prince. Co-writer of indie action/horror film Project x27 starring Danny Trejo.
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