Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Book Review: Help Wanted

Title - Help Wanted
Author - Richie Tankersley Cusick
Genre - Young Adult horror 
Published - October 1st 1993
Format - Kindle 
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Cusick's latest thriller brings to life what every teenager both wants and dreads--the part-time job. When Robin Bailey takes a job as a tutor for Mr. Swanson's shy daughter, the unreasonable demands soon begin to outweigh the compensation. Eventually Robin's job becomes her worst nightmare.

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Robin dreams of spending her vacation with her friends but the only way that is going to happen is if she can raise the money for the trip. For a smart high school senior that shouldn't be too hard, all she has to do is find an after school job. As luck would have it the perfect job just happens to land in her lap taking inventory of old books for an eccentric old man. 

However, something is looming in the shadows, the new girl is scared that her dead mother is trying to get her to join her and her brother is determined to drive Robin crazy. When Robin start's to believe that maybe something outside the normal is happening she enlists her a friend from school to help but will it be too late as she uncovers the truth about Manorwood?

It’s been many years since I’ve read a Richie Tankersley Cusick novel. She was one of my favorite teen authors, and I even remember rushing home from the bookstore to dive into this one. I like the concept it’s your typical teenage point horror thriller with just enough action to keep you guessing till the very end. The characters are great I felt I was really able to connect with Robin. I liked the twist at the end I honestly didn’t see it coming but it works. A quick fast paced story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. I can’t wait to re-read more of her books as I enjoyed this one so much. 

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