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Penpal
     

Penpal

4.2 54
by Dathan Auerbach
 

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In an attempt to make sense of his own mysterious and unsettling childhood memories, a man begins to reconstruct his past. As the games and adventures of his youth become engulfed by a larger story, he finds that it forms a tapestry of unbelievable horror that he never could have expected.

Each chapter completes a different piece of the puzzle for both you and the

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In an attempt to make sense of his own mysterious and unsettling childhood memories, a man begins to reconstruct his past. As the games and adventures of his youth become engulfed by a larger story, he finds that it forms a tapestry of unbelievable horror that he never could have expected.

Each chapter completes a different piece of the puzzle for both you and the narrator, and by the end of it all, you will wish that you could forget what he never knew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985545505
Publisher:
1000Vultures
Publication date:
07/11/2012
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
63,388
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Penpal 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that Penpal was a little awkwardly written in places and sometimes the actions and thoughts of the kid don't quite jive with his age and what kids his age would actually be like. With that said, this is the best book I've read in a long time. The reason being the storyline as well as the fact that it is not the cookie-cutter plot that other books fall into. I could not put it down, read it in one day and then immediately went searching for an internet forum to discuss it in. Bottom line is that it's a deliciously creepy read.
shallowbay610 More than 1 year ago
Extremely entertaining, and quite addictive. Really creepy and quite disturbing at places. Hope this book gets more attention!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. It is quite short so I was able to finish it in one night, but long enough to tell the whole story. There were several sentences that made me gasp out loud. I would love to see this turned into a movie! Absolutely terrifying.
JandRandC More than 1 year ago
Wow! Just finished the book and my heart is still racing. I have never been so terrified in all my life and I am a horror junkie. No this is not your typical horror novel with monsters and demons, Oh no this is something that will stay with you for a long time something that is just indescribable. I don't know what genre this books falls under but I love it! I have never cried while reading a book but this one did it I was almost balling! Dathan took the phrase "I feel like I am being watched", and took it to another disgustingly horrifying level
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story!
RavSek More than 1 year ago
An amazing book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was prepared to really like this book. I love Reddit and the boards for scary stories but this was awful. It wasn't very cohesive and in the end it becomes very clear that 90% of this book is fluff and filler that's unnecessary for the story. The ending lacks any punch.... it's not scary or surprising and, really, doesn't make much sense. Some may disagree of course.... but I think anybody who has spent time around children would agree that the thoughts and actions of the kindergarten age main characters were pretty unrealistic. And what parent allows their 5 year old to play alone in the woods (woods that circle a big lake) all day? It was just odd and could have done with better editing or research.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a bit disappointed. I read the reviews and so decided to try it. I feel a bit let down by the author regarding the ending. I felt that he was building up to a different result therefore was unhappy with his choice of ending. It was almost a cop-out ending. He also had a few lingering story lines that we never got answers too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So.. I liked this book but I didn't love the end. It leaves me scratching my head going "huh?". It did wrap up the story but it felt rushed and bare minimum.. I had a lot of questions about it but overall id give it a 3.5. It was not really scary but sorta "look over your shoulder" ish? I would love it more if I understood it better... like why did this all happen.. and why J and not the main boy? And what about Mrs. Maggie? Hmm...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am amazed at all the glowing reviews. The story is so bogged down by over-writing, and written in a style sounding like that of 1930's. There is a kernal of a good short that is painfully dragged out to novel length. The majority of the material is boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess I'm fairly tough to please. I really want to like books and movies but I'm usually disappointed. It seems as though they put all the good stuff in the sample or, in the case of movies, in the trailer. Not this time. This book was awesome. I did kinda wish he hadn't jumped back and forth so much. I understand flashbacks but he jumped from the age of 6 to 10, then back to 6, then he was a teenager then back to 6. It was mildly annoying. Around 155 pages, no outright violence, very little swearing. I recommend with all sincerity.
Anonymous 14 days ago
This book left me wanting more with every word.
Anonymous 18 days ago
This is a fast, suspensful, psychologically horrifying story. I enjoyed the first person narrative of the main character as it varied from age five up to adulthood.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Who was the stalker ? ????
Anonymous 7 months ago
I have not read a book in a long time that has made me this scared!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My boyfriend suggested this book to me after he read the reddit post. I'm not a big fan of reddit but I gave it a shot, and I'm glad I did. I love how it paints a clear picture without having to explain too much. I'd definitely put it in my list of books I wouldn't mind rereading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this story originally on creepypasta, and was absolutely enthralled. The story is so well thought out, and somehow still easy to follow, even through all the jumping back and forth in time. It's horrifying, relatable and creepy in the best way possible. Definitely worth buying, even though not much changed from the creepypasta version. Love this book, and even knowing exactly how it would play out, I found myself still on the edge of my seat, tearing through this story. Cannot recommend enough ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riveting story; a psychological puzzle. Would make an excellent movie.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Headline says it all
Michell Argus More than 1 year ago
I originally found this novel on wiki creepy pasta and it was by far the best creepy pasta on the site which made me look this up hoping the creepy pasta got published and thank god it did! This book was the scariest book I have ever read and the twists are just unbelievable best book in a long time wish there was more like this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very creepy.... hard to put down.... bad ending.
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