A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie

by Matt Blackstone

Rene, an obsessive-compulsive fourteen year old, smells his hands and wears a Batman cape when he’snervous.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.55 out of 5
  • Published July 5th 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 0374364214 (ISBN13: 9780374364212)
  • Edition Language: English

Rene, an obsessive-compulsive fourteen year old, smells his hands and wears a Batman cape when he’s nervous. If he picks up a face-down coin, moves a muscle when the time adds up to thirteen (7:42 is bad luck because 7 + 4 + 2 = 13), or washes his body parts in the wrong order, Rene or someone close to him will break a bone, contract a deadly virus, and/or die a slow and painful death like someone in a scary scene in scary movie. Rene’s new and only friend tutors him in the art of playing it cool, but that’s not as easy as Gio makes it sound.