Mason

Summary:
Mason Avrett is an orphan who lives with his brother, Gene, whose idea of "taking care of Mason" is to abuse him. Mason's one friend, Rene Denton, thinks she understands Mason and his situation, but she only knows part of the story. When she becomes Gene's victim she understands how cruel he can be. With that act, Mason's own powers are pushed to the limit ... he can't control them anymore.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a fun read for kids who like scary books.

Content Awareness Factors:

Although critical to the story, there is a lot of violence and there is activity that focuses around drugs and drug trafficking.


Little Kid Reaction
This is a scary and exciting book. I picked it because it looked scary ... and it was, but not as much as I thought it would be.
Big Kid Reaction
You probably have to be a Stephen King fan to really enjoy this. It is very well written, but is like holding something that subtly stings your hands ... you want to let go, but at the same time, you can't.
Type of Book:
This is a horror, suspense novel for young adults.
Educational Themes:
This is a book meant for recreational reading.
Reading Level:
4.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
12 and Up
Age of child:
Read by student at Woodside Magnet High School for Arts and Communication (Newport News, VA)
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a scary book.

Title Mason
Author Thomas Pendleton
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
ISBN 9780061177361
Material Paperback
Cost $8.99
Genres Horror
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