There is a tower in the forest, far away from civilization. There are boys
there called the alphabet boys. Once upon a time, there were twenty-
six boys, but two of them were deemed spoiled rotten and they
J is one of the boys, and he looks at the founder as his father, just as
the rest of the boys. But, now he's starting to ask questions... What
happened the boys that disappeared? Why can't they leave the area?
What is really the corner? What he doesn't know is that on the other
side of the forest is a girl called K starting to wonder about similar
I have to confess that I spent most of the reading time wondering why
INSPECTION by Josh Malerman
was labeled a horror book because it came across as more of a thriller
or mystery novel, especially with the main plot point of missing
children. I did like how this book makes you ask questions to yourself
while reading... Why don't the boys have real names? What are their
origins? What's the plan for them? Why are boys keeping away from the
girls? And, what's the corner that is so dangerous? Many of these
questions aren't answered until the very end of the book. Then wow,
welcome to the gore party! Even with a slower start, reading until the
end is worth it.
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls
at another. And neither knows the other existsâ€”until now.
The innovative author of Bird Box invites you into a
tantalizing world of secrets and lies.
J is a
student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest
of the world.
J is one of only twenty-six students,
who think of their enigmatic school's founder as their
father. His fellow peers are the only family J has ever had.
The students are being trained to be prodigies of art,
science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all
they knowâ€”and all they are allowed to know.
But J is
beginning to suspect that there is something out there,
beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see,
and he's beginning to ask questions. What is the real
purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And
what secrets is their father hiding from
Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in
a school very much like J's, a girl named K is asking the
same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never
seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of
their two strange schools, they come to discover something
even more mysterious: each other.
Inspection, the masterful author of Bird Box
crafts a sinister and evocative gender equality anthem that
will have readers guessing until the final page.