“House” book review

Student searches for a copy of House by Ted Decker and Frank Peretti.

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Student searches for a copy of “House” by Ted Decker and Frank Peretti.


The library can bring unexpected favorites into your hands. House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti illuminates fear and disgust to humanity’s fatal flaws.


Four strangers venture into an old house and meet each other inside. A family of three finds them in their house and reluctantly provides food for them, but that’s where it all gets creepy.


“Jack looked closely at the roast beef on his plate and felt sick. Tiny white worms were squirming, writhing, tunneling through the meat.”


Without giving out spoilers, the family and the four visitors make their way through the creepy house with no chance of surviving.

Torture, horror, weakened morales, and heightened emotions follow them closely. Bad decisions are made and humans thrive to stay alive.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The basic concept of “man is evil and will devolve in an instant if it is necessary to survive” flows throughout the entire book.


The terrifying scenes and tests of the characters had me going. The description was phenomenal and made everything feel like it was happening to me.


Davina Lewis (10) had a few words on the matter of horror stories. She likes horror stories. “There’s always a mystery. It’s not a fairytale. It’s a twist on reality. The darkness is inside everybody. A lot of people suppress it. I believe we should explore through our dark sides so we can explore our personalities,” said Lewis.


She likes the concepts of darkness and evil, whether in humans or in clowns or any creature or spirit.


I’m a fan of Edgar Allan Poe but Misery by Stephen King is my favorite horror story,” said Lewis.


She explains that horror stories “help us be aware of our surroundings to keep us safe.”
Disclaimer: While this book can be for young adults, it contains mature content that can affect a person. Do not read if you get scared easily.