Discovery Museum – 2019 Bid for Kids Online Auction
Auction Ends: May 15, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

Books

Book: Born Scared

Item Number
263
Estimated Value
$17 USD
Opening Bid
$6 USD

Item Description

From the moment of his birth, Elliot’s life has been governed by fear of almost everything, even of his own fear — a beast that holds him prisoner in his room. The beast is kept at bay, though not eliminated, with a daily regimen of pills. But on Christmas Eve, a mix-up at the pharmacy threatens to unleash the beast full force, and his mother must venture out in a raging snowstorm to a store that should be only minutes away. Hours later, when she still hasn’t returned, Elliot sees no choice but to push through his terror, leave the house, and hunt for her. What happens if the last of his medication wears off and the beast starts scratching at the doors of his mind? Everyone has a breaking point — will Elliot come to his? With plot twists and turns that keep readers on the edge of their seats, multi-award-winning author Kevin Brooks offers a high-suspense exploration of fear and what it means to truly be afraid.

Elliot has lived his first thirteen years confined to his home, incapacitated by fear. Now he’s out of pills, snow is falling, and his only safe person is missing. A terrifying thriller from Carnegie Medalist Kevin Brooks.

Author: Kevin Brooks

Hardcover: 256 pages

Age range: 12 and up, grade 7 and up

 

Special Instructions

The winning bidder will be responsible for shipping and handling costs, in addition to the purchase price. Alternatively, the winner may arrange in advance to pick up the item at the Discovery Museum’s administrative offices at 183 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720 (Monday – Friday, between 8:30 and 4:30).

Donated By:

Candlewick Press