Draw the Dark
There are things the people of Winter, Wisconsin, would rather forget. The year the Nazis came to town, for one. That fire, for another. But what they'd really like to forget is Christian Cage.Seventeen-year-old Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy. Ever since, he's drawn... show more
There are things the people of Winter, Wisconsin, would rather forget. The year the Nazis came to town, for one. That fire, for another. But what they'd really like to forget is Christian Cage.Seventeen-year-old Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy. Ever since, he's drawn obsessively: his mother's face...her eyes...and what he calls "the sideways place," where he says his parents are trapped. Christian figures if he can just see through his mother's eyes, maybe he can get there somehow and save them. But Christian also draws other things. Ugly things. Evil things. Dark things. Things like other people's fears and nightmares. Their pasts. Their destiny.There's one more thing the people of Winter would like to forget: murder. But Winter won't be able to forget the truth,no matter how hard it tries. Not as long as Christian draws the dark...
Publish date: September 1st 2011
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
The cover is what drew me to the book I didn't even read the synopsis at all until I went onto Goodreads to add this book to my current reading list. This wasn't as scary as I thought it would be with the title being Draw the Dark. Mostly this book is about a young boy who ends up solving a murde...
The fourth star is given only because I know where she is going with all this.This was an interesting book with a lot of plot elements that don't quite balance. Ilsa J. Bick is a wonderful writer, and in her last two books she has proven herself a master of the sophisticated dispersal of information...
Christian Cage is a troubled young man. At 17-years-old he has had more than his share of tragedies. Both of his parents disappeared when he was a little boy, his first-grade teacher attempted suicide because of him (people say), and now he is suffering from intensely, vivid dreams of the past that...
I live in Wisconsin and actually have relatives who live in the real Winter so this book was really fun to read. I loved the story and the concept of another world that artists can literally "draw" their inspiration from.
Back to the library for this one. Not in the mood right now.