The Scarecrows review ¼ 100



10 thoughts on “The Scarecrows

  1. says:

    The Scarecrows is creepy but behind it all there's a moral about anger frustration and how you should face it rat

  2. says:

    The Scarecrows was first published in 1981 – it’s of a recent children’s classic but rightly so because it’s one of

  3. says:

    I don't think I have a favourite book of all time but if I did then I'd have to say The Scarecrows I first read it when I was thirteen the same age as the central character Simon Wood and it had a lasting effect on me I recently re read it and found it just as compelling as an adult Robert Westall and this book

  4. says:

    Robert Westall is a genius SCARECROWS is a chilling book brilliantly written Simon is struggling to come to terms with himself and the changes in his family When he goes to stay with his mother and her new boyfriend he discovers a creaking old mill with a dark pastThis is a terrifying book without any gore or cheap scare

  5. says:

    I loved this as a child and loved it today On the surface this is still the cracking ghost story I remember and it is still just as chilling At eleven I remember being too scared to turn off the light and the same bloody thing happ

  6. says:

    Another classic from Robert Westall but a lot savage and scary than the Machinegunners; amongst other things he brilliantly captures the nastiness of the relentless teenage bully Some of the mo holds barred content surprised me for a book published in 1981

  7. says:

    Another re read from my childhood I used to love Robert Westall as a child and reading his novels as an adult I have come

  8. says:

    Read this to see what Molly was talking about Teen horror

  9. says:

    A very scary and realistic story by a great authornot for the faint hearted

  10. says:

    1 12 to 2 stars Sometimes a book sits on your shelf for years and the one day you pick it up and can't believe you haven't got to it sooner And then other times you wish you had left it on the shelf indefinitely Sadly this is one of those latte

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Nearby abandoned water mill But another powerful hatred lingers within its walls And it is about to be unleashed.. A very scary and realistic story by a great authornot for the faint hearted

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In a brooding story about jealousy hatred murder and love Simon is outraged that his mom plans to remarry He can't. I don t think I have a favourite book of all time but if I did then I d have to say The Scarecrows I first read it when I was thirteen the same age as the central character Simon Wood and it had a lasting effect on me I recently re read it and found it just as compelling as an adult Robert Westall and this book in particular is in fact the main reason why my own first two books are in this same genre ie young adult ghost stories and with some similar themes He has been a major inspiration for me than any other single writerWhy is The Scarecrows so good Well for one thing I ve always liked ghost stories but this is so much than that It s also a psychological thriller and a powerful emotional drama Simon is utterly believable as the lonely angry and confused boy who idolises his late father and sees his relationship with his mother begin to disintegrate after her remarriage to a man he hates What makes this seem so gut wrenchingly real is that it s mainly Simon s own inner demons that are tearing his family apart and as his misery and isolation grows so the unuiet ghosts in the ruined water mill across the fields begin to stir grown in power and move closer and closer but what will happen when they finally arrive The fact that we re never told only adds to the chilling power and tension of the climaxSimon is the best thing in the book Westall did brilliantly to paint such a dark complex and yet sympathetic character But all the other characters convince too and in general the uality of Westall s writing is superb throughout clearly superior to most other writers childrens and adults that I ve seen since It hooks you from the startling first sentence to the rather abrupt slightly ambiguous ending And there s the odd flash of humour too despite the dark themesIf you have any interest at all in ghost stories this is a must read but even if you don t still give it a go It s so much than a bog standard paranormal yarn It s best suited to teenage readers probably not younger and adults

summary á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Robert Westall

Bear the way she and his sister seem to have forgotten his late father Overwhelmed by hatred he seeks solace in a. I loved this as a child and loved it today On the surface this is still the cracking ghost story I remember and it is still just as chilling At eleven I remember being too scared to turn off the light and the same bloody thing happened last night over twenty years later There is uite a lot going on in this short children s novel and some of the adult themes and there are a fair few probably went over my head when I first read it The characters are uite complex and the hero of the piece is a lot dark and twisted than I remember Dare I say it they don t make em like this any Or maybe they do and I just don t know about them