The Nightmare Clubby Howard Hopkins
When October Williams moves to the small seaside town of New Salem, Maine, he hardly expects to be chased by the ghost of the Headless Paperboy. But New Salem is a town gripped by the supernatural where anything can happen... October soon learns a strange and terrifying tale. Every Halloween three children vanish as the ghost begins searching for his head. Riding a thirty-year-old bicycle and hurling flaming newspapers, the phantom needs three victims before disappearing for another year. Together with a band of misfit kids who call themselves the Nightmare Club, a strange girl named Alliecat who wants to shove her way into the group, and a pot-bellied pig named Barnabas, he must find the Paperboy's head and put it back with the body before it's too late and he loses his own!
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Hi my name is dj and i am 10 years old and i enjoyed the book headless paperboy by Howard Hopkins. I rate the book 5 stars out of 5. It was funny at some times and bone chilling at other times. You should try this book i give Howard credit.
October Williams is a young boy who starts his first day in a new town with unforgettable horror. Immediately, October hears of the town's ghost who appears every Halloween. While tossing newspapers, and riding a bike over twenty years ago, the headless paperboy chases and captures three children searching for his missing head. He only needs one more and October is his new victim. To make matters worse, a class bully wants to help the terrifying paperboy get October. With a few friends, and a pot-belly pig named Barnabos, October is determined to find the headless paperboy's head and put it back with his body before it's too late. Hopkins's writing skills are superb. His characters are real-life with dialogue to match. I found his work impressive and I look forward to reading more of his work. Howard Hopkins lives in a Maine, a seacoast town. He has published (twenty-seven) westerns, (twenty) of which have gone to large print editions under the pen name Lance Howard. He is an Active member of the Western Writers of America and a member of EPIC. He plays mandolin, alto sax, electric and acoustic guitar, (piano) and paints e-book covers, as well as print --Reviewed by Jennifer LB Leese
Howard Hopkins does it again with another clever tale! This time with a tamed down view of horror. October Williams moves from Philadelphia to New Salem, Maine. Mom has gotten a divorce and needs the space. Thus October is the new kid stuck in a new school. Of course he gets the school bully mad at him that first day. How could he not? Even worse, he comes up against a town legend in the living, uh - dying, flesh. After all, every new kid should be chased by a Headless Paperboy to get his year started off right. October gets befriended by the school oddballs, the Nightmare Club. Meanwhile he has to keep running bottom over end from bully, Fonzie wannabee, Jimmy Gibbens. Poor October Williams, he finds himself in the middle of the supernatural and a bit of discrimination.