Halloween is next week and you may be looking for a scary book to read to put you in the mood for this scary holiday. The library has many to choose from! This week we received a new copy of a classic that has been frightening readers for decades.

Stephen King is one of the most popular horror novelists of our time. Many of his books have been turned into wildly successful movies, including the one we replaced in our collection this week. The book It: A Novel was first written in 1986 and was made into a mini-series in 1990. Earlier this year, it was adapted into a new blockbuster movie, which set numerous records for box office sales. The book tells the story of seven children in the small town of Derry, Maine, and the creature who torments them by turning into whatever they fear the most. For one it is a clown, another a mummy, yet another a werewolf, and so on. They link this terrifying creature to the murders of several local children. Eventually the children discover the origins of “It” and are able to defeat it by performing an ancient ritual.

This book won several awards and was listed by Publishers Weekly as the best-selling book in the United States for 1986. It is just one of Steven King’s many terrifying novels, also available at our library.