Siti Hajar Mohd. Khairi
by Darren Shan
Little, Brown & Company. $16.99
(Ages 12 & up)
Twisted guts spilled out of Ma Spleen...Grubbs dreams. The twisted story comes back to life with its sounding plot. Now many of you might cringe at the gory details of brutal images such as spilling guts, but the plot keeps you hungry, like Grubbs, for more...
Before it was the old age, in Bec's time. Now, it's back to the future with Grubbs as our howling protagonist undergoing changes based on the phases of the moon. It was when Grubbs and his friends discover the hidden tunnel that chaos blooms. His friend, Loch, dies. His half brother, Bill-e (though he doesn't know it), is in danger. The albino lady, Juni, reappears after the incident in Slawter and helps Dervish with Grubbs' case. Grubbs is terrified. Well who wouldn't be when they might turn into a werewolf? But hope is still strong. He has strong magic within him fighting the beast back.
It was Dervish makes a terrible phone call that Grubbs is jittery about. He knows it's the right thing to do but he can't help but feel betrayed. Then, Juni helps and from then on...Grubbs might not be the same anymore...
This book was so interesting. Even though the details are quite gross, the plot continues to be amazing. It might be a happy ending or it might not. Who knows? Darren Shan has a writing style that can bring a book to life. Read it. Really. You'll have a howl of a time.