[PDF] Download ñ The Book of Bad Things | by ☆ Dan Poblocki

By Dan Poblocki | Comments: ( 755 ) | Date: ( Jul 17, 2019 )

One kid s trash is another kid s terror in this spooky supernatural mystery.When Cassidy Bean leaves New York to spend the summer upstate, she s disappointed to find that Whitechapel is not the quiet, pleasant suburb she remembers Ursula Chambers, the strange old hermit at the end of the cul de sac, has passed away under mysterious circumstances And the townspeople are sOne kid s trash is another kid s terror in this spooky supernatural mystery.When Cassidy Bean leaves New York to spend the summer upstate, she s disappointed to find that Whitechapel is not the quiet, pleasant suburb she remembers Ursula Chambers, the strange old hermit at the end of the cul de sac, has passed away under mysterious circumstances And the townspeople are shocked to discover that Ursula was a hoarder Her farmhouse is teeming with stacks of newspapers, piles of furniture, mounds of antique dolls and taxidermy animals.Cassidy watches as the people of Whitechapel descend upon Ursula s farmhouse, claiming her abandoned treasures for their own She listens as rumors spread that Ursula s vengeful ghost is stalking the town with a warning from beyond the grave And when Cassidy resolves to uncover the truth behind the strangeness, she learns there are bad things in the world than she ever suspected Modern master of the macabre Dan Poblocki is back with another scary story best read at night.


  • Title: The Book of Bad Things
  • Author: Dan Poblocki
  • ISBN: 9780545645539
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Dan Poblocki

Author of The Stone Child, The Nightmarys, The Ghost of Graylock, and the Mysterious Four series,The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe, and The Book of Bad Things.



Comments The Book of Bad Things

  • Nick Pes

    This book follows the story of 12-year-old girl Cassidy and her adventures in Whitechapel, New Jersey. However, the town starts to have peculiar, supernatural activities. After her neighbor Ursula dies, bodies start dying, and worst of all, they're missing. People start seeing Ursula's ghost. The terror continues.This book was very well-written and as an author Dan has met up to his expectations. I would recommend this book for 5-6th graders.


  • Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee

    I finished THE BOOK OF BAD THINGS last night, and if you have a Middle-grader that likes spooky stories, this would be a good choice. It's a book, and I have to say that via Netgalley I've been reading more of their spooky stories for Middle-graders and Young Adults and they're very well done. They might not be for all adults, but I find that I have no trouble enjoying them. THE BOOK OF BAD THINGS has a female protagonist with male and female friends of all ages -- Zero love story (huzzah!) -- [...]


  • Tabby

    Received from: Received Via: NetGalley THE REVIEWWhy this book?The cover grabbed meWhat I thoughtI really liked this book. It kept me at the edge of my seat. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I read it one setting.It's equal parts mysterious and creepy filled with zombies and ghosts. I just wish I read this when I was younger it really would of creeped me out. I still enjoyed the creep factor though. Overall an enjoyable read.


  • Flavia

    Muy, muy bueno. Inventivo y original, me gustaron todos los personajes. ¡y gracias a Dios, no hay romance en este libro! Una sola queja tengo con el uso excesivo de los sonrojos (casi en toda la novela Cassidy se la pasa sonrojando) pero es mínima. Buena historia, genial mensaje y una dosis sana de horror. Recomendado. Muy recomendado.


  • Chelsea Hagen

    I enjoyed this book. I liked it's short chapters, making it easier to read. The story kept you interested right to the very end. I liked character Cassie because she was in a foster home and had experienced tragedy.


  • Liesl Stach

    This book was pretty good, actually. It was intriguing and most of the characters were relatively well-developed. Good for middle grade readers, though I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone below 4th grade. Spoiler alert: a lot of people (and a dog) die in this book, plus there are a few disturbing sequences regarding inanimate objects coming to life. It deals a bit with the occult, which is fine, but I know some parents may not like that. All in all, it was a pretty good reading experience. [...]


  • Andersreads

    So long ago I don't think I can give a fair, in-depth review. I love Poblocki as a suspense writer for younger readers, and I would recommend it to them.


  • Kathleen

    Well written a great read for Halloween!


  • Wesley K.

    Wes Kane3rd and 4th periodMrs. ToneySUMMARY: The book starts out with Cassidy Bean on the bus explaining her book of bad things. She says it’s her safe keeping. She writes down what she is afraid of in it. Then she says that she is going to the Tremonts house. She says it’s for a summer camp type thing. She says that this is her last year because next year she’ll be too old. She says they live in a housing edition.When she gets there she notices that something is wrong with her best friend [...]


  • Kennedy

    This book was ok, like I say with all of this authors books this wasn't really a horror book it's just scary for the characters not the reader. This book was also hard to get into, it was kinda boring. I was very disappointed.


  • zapkode

    My Thoughts – Cassidy is a sweet twelve year-old girl that has been through a bad experience in her past. She has a neighbor that so nicely saved her from that bad experience and since had given her a notebook to right down all the things that scare her. She carries that notebook with her everywhere.When this book begins she is going to Whitechapel to live with a host family for the summer. She had been there before and she is friends with their son Joey. Her first few days there she learns [...]


  • Ms. Yingling

    Cassidy loves spending the summer in a community away from the city, in a stable family, with a friend, Joey, to play with. She's back again, but this time, it's a last minute arrangement, and her host family forgets to pick her up. She does run into the nice Hal, who helps, but she knows that things are not going to be the way they were. Last summer, Joey's dog died after choking on a piece of blanket that he pulled out of the basement of Ursula Chambers' house, and Joey blames Cassidy and hasn [...]


  • Amanda Harris

    Cassidy, a soon to be teenager, lives in New York City with her mother Naomi, who most of the time is a no show in her life. Every summer Cassidy visits Whitechapel, New Jersey to stay with her "host family". Last summer wasn't very successful. Joey, the son of Rose and Dennis (the host parents), and Cassidy's friend, was devastated by the death of his prized pet, Lucky. Now that she is back, Joey hasn't really given her a warm greeting. It seems like this summer will be another total disaster. [...]


  • Alyssa (Books Take You Places)

    Originally reviewed at Books Take You PlacesCassidy was a wonderful main character, it was easy to love her and I can’t tell you how much I adore how real Dan Poblocki’s characters feel. Cassidy certainly doesn’t have it easy in New York, and I really felt for her and the way that she needs this escape to Joey’s house and family. Joey is dealing with some issues of his own, most importantly the loss of his dog, and the belief that his neighbor Ursula Chambers isn’t all that she seems. [...]


  • Paula

    Soon-to-be-teen Cassidy is set to spend her second summer away from the noise and congestion of NYC with the Tremont family of Whitechapel, New Jersey. The trip is part of a program that sends at-risk urban youth to the suburbs to stay with a sponsor family. Upon her arrival, she discovers that all is not well in the community. For starters, Joey, the son who is her own age, is distant and somber. Cassidy thinks this is because he holds her responsible for his dog’s death last summer. She is a [...]


  • Sinai C.

    I have read all of Poblocki's horror books save one, The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe, and this book is easily my second favorite (my all-time favorite being The Ghost of Graylock). Why did I like it so much? Well, I was really sort of worried for the characters almost the entire time. And it was actually a very mature book--with characters dying in violent ways, scary zombies, five-pointed stars, etc. etc. I love how Poblocki includes teenagers in his book; not just 12 and 13 year olds, but 17 and [...]


  • Barbara

    When thirteen-year-old Cassidy Bean arrives for her usual summer away from Brooklyn, she finds many changes in her host family, particularly her friend Joey. Whitechapel, the town where she is staying, has always seemed safe to her, but not this summer. After the death of elderly Ursula Chambers, very odd things start to happen. It turns out that the eccentric recluse was a hoarder, and the town's citizens start to plunder some of the stuff she had secreted in the house. Before she realizes it, [...]


  • paula

    Do we still have Fresh Air Kids? I guess so. Well, Cassidy is one. Every summer she leaves her eccentric mom in her Brooklyn apartment and travels by bus to Whitechapel, NJ to live with Joey, his older sister Deb, and their parents. But this year, nobody's there to pick her up, leaving her feeling insecure and unwanted. Even worse, Joey, usually her best summer buddy, is hostile and uncommunicative.Why? Well, there's a dead dog, and a dead neighbor, and soon enough there are ghostly appearances [...]


  • Grayson J

    I chose this book because before I chose it I played a Ouija bored and got interested in this kinda stuff. The story takes place in modern time in the summer at a complex of houses called White Chapel. The character is facing external and internal because she has mental thoughts about evil things and then she experiences them. The main character Cassidy is dynamic because at the beginning of the book shes more reserved and shy and scared but at the end she realizes she doesn't need to be like th [...]


  • Diane

    Cassidy spends her summer away from the city and her negligent mother. The family she stays with has a son, Joey, just her age and he and Cassidy have always gotten along. But at the end of the previous summer, Joey's dog, Lucky, meets with an unfortunate accident for which Cassidy feels responsible. Now she's not sure she's welcome. Things are strained, at best, as her time begins. But the town is focused on the passing of Ursula, the old woman who lives in the big house on the hill. With no fa [...]


  • Taylor

    The Book of Bad Things by Dan Poblocki an addicting and enchanting book about a girl who, every since someone broke into her apartment, writes down all her fears in a journal. Every summer she stays with a rich host family out in the country, and this summer (which will be her last) she finds out the weird old lady (Ursula) at the end of the street died. Once strange things start to happen she tries to find out what is behind all these weird happenings and if it has to do with what happened last [...]


  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room

    Review: THE BOOK OF BAD THINGS by Dan PoblockiI discovered the work of Dan Poblocki several years ago, and became an immediate, enraptured fan. Although his newest has characters who are in the category of upper middle/lower YA ( three of the main protagonists are 12 headed for 13), this story is relevant for older YA and alsoults (which I think is true of his earlier writings as well). His writing is engrossing, with a special way of interweaving several backstories (in some cases, parallel nar [...]


  • Summer

    Truly a fun read. I'd recommend it to anybody! Cassidy is a loveable little heroine.(view spoiler)[ I like the Lovecraftian air surrounding the monster. We never truly know what it is or why it's there but the heroes have stopped it for now. and that's what makes a horror novel all the more spooky is knowing that the monster is still lurking out there. (hide spoiler)]Poblocki has been one of my favorite horror writers for years now. His books are great for any age.


  • Mz. Diana Gagliardi

    oh my gosh I loved this book.ok, yeah- there were zombies and I am a tad obsessed. But there was also emotional issues, well created and thought out characters, adults who had to deal with their own issues and who tried to keep the kids from hearing abt "bad" things. There was courage in the face of terror, intellect in the face of the unknown, and compassion in the midst of selfishness.I was so surprised- both by how much I enjoyed it and how creepy the story was.Enjoy!


  • Sandy

    I liked this book but not as much as The Ghost of Graylock and The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe. I did like Cassidy, Joey, and Ping. Cassidy is the main character and she had a scary thing happen to her in the past so she started writing the bad things in a book. And I love how the book of bad things was used at the end. But it just didn't keep me interested as much as some of the authors other books. Maybe it was just too much of zombies. Next to read is The House on Stone's Throw Island.


  • Kathy

    I love coming across a truly creepy book for middle school and up. Pollock knows how to deliver just that. Although the parents in this book seem to be clueless, I enjoyed the main character, Cassie, and liked the whole concept of her notebook where she writes about bad things. This book would be a great way to spur a discussion about our fears and how we deal with them as well as how we treat possessions.


  • Anita

    The book overall was good. It wasn't as great as the Nightmarys or The Ghost of Graylock, but it wasn't awful. What I liked about about it most was the message; some things you need to keep close to you like friendships abd positive things but some you need to get rid of like your fears and litteraly, junk. I would recommend this book if just for the message.


  • Scott Whitney

    A very enjoyable and very dark book. This book reminds me of others I have read in the past by masters of the horror genre. I read this book before putting it into my classroom library, I know of a couple of students who would eat this book up. I have another book by Poblocki and I will start it soon.


  • Dan DeMaioNewton

    I wanted a young adult book that had adventure, mystery, trouble, and a little bit of scare. But no vampires. The Book of Bad things is a great read with a Dickensian an honest approach to what it means to be a teenager. I loved the characters and found the book suspenseful and worth the read.


  • Carol Cowan

    I kept reading this book just to see what would happen next. It's a good book to read this time of year (Halloween). There are quite a few ghosts and zombies and things that go bump in the night. It would probably be well liked and quite scary for the intended audience (6th-8th grades), but doesn't quite have the Stephen King effect on an adult reader.


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