Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
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Mallory Quinn is now sober and finds herself a job as a little boy’s nanny for the summer. Her and Teddy get along really well, and Mallory loves the new life she is building. However, things start to get nerve wracking when Teddy’s drawings go from sweet and innocent to black and white renderings of a woman being dragged through the woods.
Teddy blames his imaginary friend, Anya, but Mallory is afraid he’s actually being possessed by something. Regardless, she’s desperate to figure out what is happening in order to keep this new job and life.
One of the things that I love about Hidden Pictures is that all the drawings that Teddy makes are actually shown in the book, thanks to illustrators Will Staehle and Doogie Horner. This really helped bring the story to life and seeing a childlike drawing of someone obviously being hurt is certainly going to up the creep factor!
And this book is creepy! I wouldn’t say it’s terribly scary, but it will give you chills.
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I heard there was a problematic point to this book which has made me wary to read it!
I want a physical copy now! I saw this one is up for a Goodreads award. I put in for a library audio after seeing that.
Very creepy! I like that the drawings are included – that adds a visual punch.
Oh, this does sound creepy good! The pictures, yikes!!
I own this but haven’t read it yet. I’m hoping to get to it soon!! Glad you enjoyed it!