5 Frightening Novels to Keep You Up At Night: Halloween Edition

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4. The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

This short novel is appropriate for adults and children alike. In it, 10-year-old Harvey Swick is whisked away by a mysterious stranger to a magical place where it’s Christmas every morning, and Halloween every evening. At first, Harvey is having the time of his life. All the delicious foods you can eat? Trick or treating every night? It seems like a dream come true and certainly beats homework and chores. But soon he begins to realize that not all is as it seems, and what once was so wonderful begins to take on a malevolent slant. Can Harvey manage to escape and find his way home before he’s devoured alive by dark forces? Read it and find out!

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