Cricket Readers Recommend

Cirque Du Freak

by Darren Shan

When Darren and his friend Steve find a poster advertising the "Cirque Du Freak," they can't resist sneaking out of their houses in the middle of the night to see the show. The poster promises a chance to see "Sive and Seersa --- the twisting twins! The snake-boy! The wolf-man! Gertha Teeth! Larten Crepsley and his performing spider --- Madam Octa!" and more. The show turns out to be more terrifying than Darren could ever have guessed --- and it's only the beginning of the horror story Darren finds himself living. After the show, Darren learns a frightening and troubling secret about Steve. Meanwhile, Darren can't stop thinking about Madam Octa, the tarantula who is the star of the Cirque Du Freak. Soon Darren makes a mistake for which he and Steve will pay a serious price. Darren will be called on to show his bravery and prove his loyalty to his friends and family as he faces a horrifying decision and makes a shocking choice.Creepy and grotesque, CIRQUE DU FREAK is not a book for the fainthearted. But if you love scary stories, read this one for the thrill of your life! 

Average: 5 (1 vote)
submitted by Jean R., age 10 years
(April 25, 2009 - 12:41 am)

My friend Tommy told me about those. Are they awfully scary, as in terrifying or just fun frightening?

submitted by Mary W., age 11.25, NJ
(May 3, 2009 - 6:22 pm)

Well, they don't give me or my bff nightmares... but it does get kinda bloody...

submitted by Jean R.
(June 30, 2009 - 12:19 am)

I love these books but I couldn't make it through the whole series.  Embarassed

submitted by Jo W., age 13, Utah
(June 14, 2012 - 4:20 pm)