Martin is an 11 year old Momma’s boy. Only his Mom loves horror movies and gets a make-up/gross out effects gig in Toronto. Martin ships himself off to the bible camp near his grandparents’ house so his Mom can take the three-week gig. Then at the camp, all kinds of 80’s slasher stabby stabby stab stab happens.
Martin and his mother make the sad and quirky heart of this book, and I loved the weird, and ultimately heartbreaking letters she wrote to him while he was at camp. Unexpectedly dark (yeah, I said unexpectedly, despite the blood and grue on the cover), the quick novel will move and disturb you.