I received this book at no cost from the publisherInto Darkness (Stuffed, #2) by Liz Braswell
Published by Disney-Hyperion on May 4, 2021
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From New York Times Bestselling Author Liz Braswell, comes the second novel in the STUFFED series! Set at summer camp, Foon’s boy, Clark, is kidnapped by an evil monster bent on revenge and Foon must enter the Darkness in order to save him.
No Stuffy has ever gone into the Darkness and returned….
Clark can’t wait to go away to camp this year. For the first time ever, he has actual friends to hang out with. Catherine-Lucille and D. A. will both be at Camp I Can with Clark, and C. L. has already promised to induct him into her exclusive camp club—the one for campers who know everything there is to know about the world of Monsters and how Stuffies protect kids from them. And now that he knows (or suspects . . . very strongly) that his grandma-made Stuffy, Foon, heroically saved his own father from a horrible fate, Clark is obviously bringing Foon to camp along with him.
But once Clark gets to camp, he and his friends discover things are off. There are strange, gooey findings in some of the bunks, the adults are acting weird, and, worst of all, their Stuffies and dolls go missing right at the moment they need them the most—when they go on the intersession camping trip and end up trapped in a creepy old cabin. What Clark and his friends don’t know, and what the mighty Foon soon discovers, is that the Monsters have launched a revenge campaign against Foon—a campaign that entails sucking the very life out of Clark. Now it’s up to Foon to enter the World of Darkness and take on the Monster in charge in order to stop the plot and save Clark’s life.
In the long tradition of Stuffies vs. Monsters, this one’s a battle for the ages—one that will certainly go down in Stuffy history.
PRAISE FOR STUFFED:
“A warm and engaging tale” – Kirkus Reviews
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I really enjoyed this book and it is about something I always suspected. Stuffies (stuffed animals) battle the monsters under your bed while you are asleep. Clark is attending Camp I Can with his trusted stuffie Foon who was made by his grandmother and while this is the second installment, I think the first part catching things up nicely. The counselors are acting weird, there is weird slime showing up and the campers are losing their stuffies one by one. As Clark meets up with his friends from last year, Catherine-Lucille and D. A, things don’t go as well as then. Foon has discovered a plot by the monsters to suck the life out of Clark.
The is high adventure with the gang, going on a camping trip and ending up in a creepy cabin, Foon giving quippy asides which make the story even more fun and then directions to create your own stuffie just like Clark’s grandmother made him. I really enjoyed this cute read but thought it might be a little hard for middle-graders to keep up with unless they break it down into little chunks. I need to go back and read the first one!
Liz Braswell spent her childhood reading fairy tales, catching frogs, and going on adventures in the woods with her stuffed animals. She has a degree in Egyptology from Brown University (and yes, she can write your name in hieroglyphs). After making video games for ten years Liz now writes full-time and plays video games for fun. She has written Snow, Rx, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, and several books in the best-selling Twisted Tale series, including Part of Your World and As Old as Time. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, a cat, a part-time dog, three fish, and five coffee trees, and still sleeps with a Stuffy. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Instagram and Twitter @LizBraswell.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of INTO DARKNESS (Stuffed #2). US Only.
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