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So here’s the thing about Halloween in Australia: it’s not really that popular.
Maybe Australians are just lazy or something, but it’s not NEARLY as popular as it is in the US. I’ve been trick-or-treating a few times, but most of the time people pretend not to be at home, or they tell you to bugger off. I’ve had quite a few lectures too. There are the rare few that go all out, but it’s not so much of a thing.
But here are some books that might get you into the Halloween spirit anyway! These are mostly just scary books, by the way.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – this is the SECOND book in the series, and golly, it is creepy. Much better than the first book in the series.
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – scary in the sense that “can people really do that”??? I love this book so much.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – I didn’t love this one overly much, but I know a lot of people do. The photographs in it are pretty great as well.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – HEAR ME OUT. Remember the Halloween scene? “Troll in the dungeon.” Yep. That’s why. Actually, all the HP books have Halloween, so you can just read them all.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson – despite the unfortunate cover, this book is awesome. Jack the Ripper, boarding school, England. The perfect combination.
Shift by Em Bailey – this one is deliciously creepy. You’ll have some “WHAAAT” moments, that’s for sure. Also, it’s Aussie.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – This is a bit gruesome in some parts, and gory, and I think it’d be perfect for Halloween.
(sorry for the dodgy photos!)
Goosebumps by R. L. Stine – basically any of them – these were my first introduction to horror and I loved them to pieces. I’m sure a lot of you have got some of these lying around the house, so why not reread one for Halloween?
Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy – this doesn’t have monsters or anything, but it’s still terrifying.
Triskellion by Will Peterson – this is a middle grade book (I think) but it’s pretty scary. I used to love it when I was younger.