Fast paced and full of macabre humour, this is a gripping read for children who enjoy thrillers. Four 12 year olds turn up at school for a Saturday detention, which they soon rename “deathention” as things go from bizarre to terrifying. While they figure out what is going on and in getting to know each other outside their normal environment, the children do some reflecting and come out of the experience more thoughtful and aware of the effect their actions can have on others. A word of warning: better not get this book for an arachnophobe.
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