The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
The Ring meets The Exorcist in this haunting story about an American boy whose last hope for protection lies with a vengeful ghost
Okiku wants vengeance…and she gets it. Whenever there’s a monster hurting a child-the same way she was hurt 300 years ago in Japan-her spirit is there to deliver punishment. But one American boy draws her like no other. The two are pulled into a world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from the American Midwest to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. The boy is not a monster, but something evil writhes beneath his skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. Can Okiku protect him? Or is her presence only bringing more harm?
Why I loved this book: Even if you aren’t familiar with horror movies, you surely have seen the image of the eerie ghost girl with long black hair covering her face as she jerks her outstretched arms to exact her revenge. This book gives that spirit a voice and it is a roar. Chupeco does not hold back describing the horrors the ghost girl inflicts. Complete with demons, creepy dolls, unrepentant murderers and vengeful spirits, this novel is chilling. A fantastic scary story sure to give you that spooky being watched feeling.
Reviewed by Ofilia