Can anything good happen in a town called Shudder-To-Think?
For El and Octavia, the Pennsylvanian mining town is all they’ve ever known. They’ve done their best to hang out, have crushes, and be as normal as they can while the adults suffer from random amnesia and a fire burns wildly underground. On the day they wake up at the movie theater with no memory of what had happened that afternoon, they realize they can’t ignore the monsters creeping around the edge of the wood any longer.
Something sinister is happening to the girls in Shudder-To-Think, and El and Octavia are desperate to stop it before their memories are gone for good.
The muted art and colors (I’ve never seen puce and purple used so effectively) cast shadows over the brooding story line. The drawings aren’t crisp–almost blurry in some places–but no less evocative. Every so often I think of a character who calls herself a sinkhole. I think of the image in my mind, and how she looks on the page.
I’d recommend this to fans of horror, but would caution readers to expect strong language and violence.