Book Review: Ouija by Katharine Turner
Author: Katharine Turner
Published: September 16, 2014
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
It’s not just a game.
As far as Elaine Morris is concerned, the Ouija board is just a game she played at sleepovers as a kid. But her best friend, Debbie, has been messing around with one recently–and claims she’s starting to hear strange noises around the house. ‘Laine thinks Debbie is a total dork for getting spooked, until Debbie dies in a horrible and haunting way. Desperate to figure out what really happened to her friend, ‘Laine starts using the Ouija board to uncover its mystery. She soon learns that something sinister has come through the board, and it’s not ready to say GOOD-BYE.
Apparently this book is based on a movie: I have not seen the movie so I thought I’d go for it. I actually liked it a lot. It was simple, understandable and engaging. I picked this book up as a filler until another book arrived from Amazon and I’ll admit that I didn’t have high expectations. Some silly teenage drama showed up and that’s the reason I took away a star. Other than that, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! The emotions were real and I really sympathized with the characters. It was spooky without being full on terrifying so I’d say this would be a good one for teens or beginner horror fans. Overall, an excellent horror book!