Surrounded by fears. And all of them real.There isn’t much that doesn’t frighten ten-year-old Kelly Carter—the dark, the water, monsters, you name it—but she’s about to enter the summer of all fears. When Kelly and her family arrive at Kildare Lake, she knows it’s not just for vacation. They’ve come to say goodbye to her little brother, Cody, who is dying.Kelly tries to beSurrounded by fears. And all of them real.There isn’t much that doesn’t frighten ten-year-old Kelly Carter—the dark, the water, monsters, you name it—but she’s about to enter the summer of all fears. When Kelly and her family arrive at Kildare Lake, she knows it’s not just for vacation. They’ve come to say goodbye to her little brother, Cody, who is dying.Kelly tries to be brave for Cody, but everything around her is plagued by darkness, and all of it is scary. Dangerous things lurk beneath calm water, and others skulk beneath her bed. Shadows swirl through the lake, and more dart in the upper corners of her room. Her parents tell her there’s nothing to be afraid of, but she doesn’t believe them. Her fears are real. Somehow, scared or not, she must find the courage to keep her brother safe....
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I love the story, and the way the author plops you into the story and you feel as if you become Kelly. You feel what she feels and you experience Kildare Lake with all your senses. The family, from the relationship with her father, to the little brother Cody, will leave you as if you are experiencing it yourself. A delightfully disturbing read.
Girrrl is a new novella from author Devin Goveare that combines sharp characterization and precision plotting to create a very satisfying horror read. The highlight of the book is it’s lead character, ten-year-old Kelly Carter, who comes to life off the page as a real living and breathing young girl. She’s smart, ambitious, interesting and flawed in ways that will endear her to most readers. The story is not quite as unique as Kelly, but it is presented with an attention to detail and sharp use of prose that will keep readers attention when the plot fails to surprise.Kelly Carter has been dragged away from her home in Hartford, Connecticut to spend the summer in rural Maine, at Kildare Lake. At the outset of the story Kelly finds herself torn between wanting to be at home with her friends, cable TV and the internet or at the cabin on the lake helping take care of her younger brother. Kelly’s brother Cody is suffering from a life-threatening ailment and may not survive through the summer and her commitment to his is heartfelt and painful. Cody is also a strong character, though the economy of words the story employees doesn’t leave much time for his development. Kelly parents are likewise interesting and unique, as are the locals in Kildare Village who are present little more than in passing.The story is interesting and fun if not terrible unique to the horror genre. The mysterious illness that has befallen Cody leads the family to summer at the remote Kildare Lake. What develops is a story of a possible lake creature that seems to call out to Kelly, whose bravery doesn’t necessarily extend to the lake. The origin of the lake creature becomes tied into the history of the town and an unstoppable curse that dates back countless generations. As small town horror and creature features go Girrrl is always fun and and very well written, every word is precise and none go to waste. As a character piece the book is nothing short of a complete success, from Kelly and the Carter clan to the smallest characters who only make appearances in passing. Horror fans will enjoy Goveare’s latest work and likely not be able to put it down from the first word to the last.
A good novella with a Lovecraftian twistFor a full review, please go to http://www.examiner.com/review/girrrl... and follow me on Twitter @josenher