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What if the monsters from your favorite horror books were real?

Eddie Fennicks has always been a loner, content to lose himself in a mystery novel by his favorite author, Nathaniel Olmstead. That’s why moving to the small town of Gatesweed becomes a dream come true when Eddie discovers that Olmstead lived there before mysteriously disappearing thirteen years ago. Even better, Eddie finds a handwritten, never-before-seen Nathaniel Olmstead book printed in code and befriends Harris, who’s as much an Olmsteady as he is. But then the frightening creatures of Olmstead’s books begin to show up in real life, and Eddie’s dream turns into a nightmare. Eddie, Harris, and their new friend, Maggie, must break Olmstead’s code, banish all gremlins and monster lake-dogs from the town of Gatesweed, and solve the mystery of the missing author, all before Eddie’s mom finishes
writing her own tale of terror and brings to life the scariest creature of all.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on August 25, 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375842543
ISBN-13: 9780375842542
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  • dgarth21
    dgarth21Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:18 am55 stars
    It is a book with a lot of mystery's.I is a really good book
    • applejuice
      applejuiceSunday, February 3, 2013 at 9:56 am55 stars
      all i have to say about this book is wow, amazeing, bravo, awesome, totaly the best book ever! of course thats just my opinion. if you like the strange, mystierous, exciting, adventerous, dangerous, breath taking, scary, and creative books than youre in book heaven because this is ten times all that stuff. espesually the scary part. it gave me nightmares one night but besides that this book is perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!