The author comes up with an imaginative story behind the origin of Halloween. Don't let that documentary on the origins of Halloween that has aired on the History Channel prevent you from enjoying this cautionary tale.
The prologue make me chuckle because its protagonist was honest about being a jerk. On the other hand, the fate of Chloe Hallow, a girl determined to get Jacob Hope, the classmate of her dreams, is not funny. Certainly classmates Maggie and Peter weren't laughing.
The teachers and librarian thought they had set safeguards to prevent students from misusing certain spells. Unfortunately, their safeguards were no match for Chloe's determination and Maggie's helpfulness.
A very foolish mayor only makes things worse. Much, much worse. I could see this story becoming a half-hour episode on a spooky teen show. Happy horrors!
I received this book through Librarything member giveaway in exchange for this review.