Review : The Boy who drew monsters by Keith Donohue

Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy’s only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.


i’ve been pushing this review for a couple of days now because i wasn’t too sure how to write it.  This book didn’t work for me and i’m not to sure why. I love horror and this story had a couple of good, creepy, dark elements, which i guess i did enjoy. The premise sounded fantastic, but it felt abit flat to me. I just could really get in, i actually found it a little boring during some parts. It’s a very slow storyline and yes, the last couple of pages were interesting. Especially with the twist ending. The writing was good, the characters were okay, none of they really had my sympathy. 

Overall, i think this book could easily work for alot of people. It just didn’t for me. 

The Boy Who Drew Monsters : 2.5/5

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