Mr Creecher, by Chris Priestly
Billy’s master Fletcher is about to cut off Billy’s ear, when the horrific Mr Creecher arrives and frees him from Fletchers wrath but into another life. A life where people run away when they see you walking with a towering monster of a man. A life with no friends. A life with less food. But Mister Creecher and Billy develop a bond, in which they both help each other. With Billy being the investigator and Mister Creecher going in for the kill, on the search for the strange Victor Frankenstein…
I thought this book was excellent, and I really enjoyed savouring every page, it was quite horrific at parts, and was a very shocking story and plot line. I enjoyed every word and the ending was perfectly written, the only downfall was that particular parts of the story sometimes got to long and then got quite boring. But other then that it was a great read!
I really liked the cover, as straight away you can tell it’s a scary book. I love how, Mister Creecher, is standing, staring right at you, in the best of settings; a graveyard. The dark clouds in the background also look really excellent, as having the dark cover makes it hard to see Mister Creecher’s face, making the book all the more mysterious. I love the five words at the top of the book: ‘THE MAKING OF A MONSTER…’ as I think it really sums up the whole story in different ways.
I would recommend this book to ages 11-14
My Star rating is 4 out of 5