Grades 6 - 9
Grade level Equivalent: 2.3
Lexile® Measure: 680L
Guided Reading: Y
- Confronting and Resolving Fears
- Bedtime, Sleep, Dreams
- Magic and Supernatural
About This Book
Timothy July has been having nightmares. About his brother, who is in a coma after being wounded in Iraq; about his best friend, Stuart, who is behaving like a jerk; about the old biology specimens in jars lining the walls of his classroom; and about Abigail, the new girl who seems to be a magnet for trouble. Or perhaps she is the cause.
Suddenly Timothy's nightmares are coming true. His brother, his face decaying, approaches Timothy on the street. Stuart ends up in the hospital, terrified that monsters are stalking him, and the specimen jars are tormenting not only Timothy but his teacher as well. What is the secret in Abigail's past that is the key to these horrors? And can Timothy figure it out before his nightmares become a deadly reality?
Dan Poblocki has honed his storytelling skills, as every page is filled with chills and thrills in this, his fast-paced second novel. The Nightmarys will have his readers mesmerized until the last page...and then sleeping with the lights on.