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Voices (Midnight Library #1)

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Damien Graves has spent many years searching for the most spine-chilling stories in existence. Now, at last, he has chosen to share with you the best of his collection.... Kate hears startling voices in her head--voices that reveal a terrifying future. Justin fears for his life when his running shoes begin running after him. Tim wants an apple from the neighbor's perfect o ...more
Hardcover, 163 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Perfection Learning (first published 2005)
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Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book called The Midnight Library is a well written book. The book is about a girl who is going through some problems with her family's health and such. Her mom ends up in the hospital and there's not exactly anything that she can do. She hears voices of people talking, listens into phone calls between people all the time, and this so called power isn't something she can control. The book is good if you like mysterious and kind of creepy books. It definitely portrays an image in your head of ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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One day, Kate hears voices while she's in the graveyard putting flowers on her grandmother's grave. It was her sickly mother's request; she fulfilled it before she went to school after her visit to her mother's hospital bed. Of course she just thinks that the whispers are someone talking, since the halls are really hollow and you can hear just about anything from the graves. Well, when the days pass by she starts to hear phone conversations that talk about
This is the first book in the Midnight Library series. It contains three stories, beginning with the story of Kate, who suddenly starts hearing voices.

The book sort of reminded me of Goosebumps. The stories are fast-paced and a bit creepy. I personally didn't find them scary, but the stories were good, especially for October reading.

Not one of my favorite horror books, but it was an enjoyable read.

Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As for me?this book was a great escape from all problems.Needed something childish and scaring
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-french
Isn't it supposed to be scary? It wasn't, at all.
But, it was good anyway.
Oct 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
how do you read the book
Ryan S.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like suspense and mystery
Recommended to Ryan by: no one
The midnight library by Damien Graves is a horror/mystery novel with three very unique and different stories inside. The book is very excellent at leaving you wanting more and what happens next. The names of the three stories are Voices, A Perfect Fit, and An Apple A Day.

Voices is about a girl named Kate who recently discovered her mom has a mysterious illness that is slowly hurting her. That is until one day Kate's mom is suddenly healed and feeling much better. But soon after Kate starts hea
The Cat Lady includes three stories. In the titular story, “Cat Lady,” Chloe takes a dare to throw a stone at the window of the local creepy old woman whose house is filled with cats. In the next story, “Who Dares Wins,” Mark and Calvin, friends who are naturally competitive, vie for the attention of the mysterious Chrissie. The last story, “Don’t Wake The Baby,” is about a babysitting job gone awry. The quality of the stories is uneven. The titular story is the strongest, with the most ouch app ...more
Sep 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kate was an ordinary girl living with her family. Her mom was really sick and she stayed for days at the hospital. Kate didnt want her mom to die and she brought her gifts every time she visited her. One day she visited her grandmother at the grave. On her way home, she heard voices around her head. She couldn’t understand why this was happening to her. One day she discovered that she was able to hear other people's conversations. one day she heard her dad talking in the phone. she heard his con ...more
The Midnight Library offers a series of scary short stories for kids that read like the Goosebumps books; fast paced, exciting, and scary, but not too scary. Just enough to be fun.
Voices tells the story of a girl who begins to hear voices after her mother falls ill and she visits her in the hospital. A Perfect Fit is about a boy whose sneakers have a will of their own and keep getting him into trouble by being involved in crimes all around town and bringing the evidence back. An Apple a Day f
Mileidi Machado
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As histórias de 'terror' desse livro é na verdade, terror infantil... tipo Scooby Doo, a diferença é que em nenhum do três contos o final é feliz.
Eu gostei bastante dos três contos, e confesso no fim do primeiro eu fiquei surpresa com o final infeliz... eu realmente pensei que teria final feliz.. rs, mas depois com os outros eu já estava preparada para ver o final infeliz... mas mesmo assim me surpreendi.
Acredito que são histórias que crianças entre 10 e 12 anos irão gostar, pois como d
When the main character starts hearing voices i found it quite weird because i don't hear voices. I was quite suspicious because when her mum got better from being ill, the main character got ill. I thought this book was a good book if you are into horror
Fatima Jafri
Nov 27, 2013 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
i think this book is FAB!
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some were really creepy to me, and some weren't, but they were all really good!
where did it take place
Jun 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
3 tales where bad things happen to kids ... they were kind of fun, but I really want to see what my daughter will think.
Christian Novack
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Jul 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is probably my favorite of the Midnight Library books so far. I loved the story about the boy and the apple orchard the most; nice and creepy.
Jun 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good and has some really good leasons in a spooky way
Nov 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who's brave
Recommended to Pia_21 by: no one
Shelves: maih-buks
nothing it taught me to be scared...
Tsing Lin
The stories are pretty frightening I guess... but then some parts just doesn't make any sense.
David Richardson
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here is a great, short book. Three horror shorts that are quite good. I really liked "Perfect Fit". Large type and double spacing make this book really easy to read.
Anthony Manjarrez
I loved his book because of all the scary things that can actually scare u. I chose it on Halloween because I love to read scary books on Halloween. I can't wait to read the next book.
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Damien Graves, also known as Nick Shadow, is the name credited as the editor of the Midnight Library series.
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