The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

It's 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina, a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and a seemingly unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town’s cheerful façade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to The Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a record of putting unruly teens back on the straight and narrow—a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade.

At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they’ve been told—that the students’ strange demises were all tragic accidents. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry—and their best friend, Candice Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment—Rex and Leif are forced to question everything they know about their unassuming hometown and its cherished school for delinquents.

Eager to rescue their friend, Rex and Leif pair up with recent NYU film school grad Janine Blitstein to begin piecing together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What they find, with Candice’s life hanging in the balance, will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest teenage imaginations—one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core.

Title:The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984822130
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  • Miranda Reads

    Holy Spit Guys, Gals and People of All Types - it's up for a GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD! (For Horror! So Spooky!) Vote now!!"I'm not used to people thinking I'm a bad kid. It's kind of exhilarating.""...I...

  • Ruth

    Am I only adding this book to my TBR because I’ve loved Rhett and Link’s online content for years? Yes. Yes, I am.Edit: Okay. So I did a little more digging (as in, I actually read the Goodreads s...

  • Tucker

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewI am temporarily dnf-ing this. I'm just not feeling it right now. And rather than forcing myself to read it and thus not enjo...

  • Dennis

    I see a lot of positive reviews for this title, so I am sure my opinion is unpopular and rare, but I just did not enjoy The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek . I felt like the narrative was kind of sporadic...

  • Seth

    Will it Novel?YES!...

  • Patricia

    Once I began reading THE LOST CAUSES OF BLEAK CREEK, I didn't want to put it down. What seems like a normal southern town is in fact anything but! Rex, Leif and Alison are three best friends who are a...

  • Mike

    I wanted to love this one a lot, but I merely liked it. GMM is great, however I felt that the authorial insertion actually detracted from what at it's core is an interesting "kids on bikes (and scoote...

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Marla WarrenI have always said that I love debut novels, but it isn’t often that I get to read a debut novel that is this well-crafted, this engros...

  • Denise

    As a huge R&L fan, I was ecstatic to receive an advance copy of this book. The story of Rex, Leif, and Alicia had me staying up late with "one more chapter." I love the easy use of humor in the writin...

  • Kristen Beverly

    I had so much fun reading this book. If you’re looking for a serious book, keep right on looking. If you just want to have fun, stop right here! It’s also well written and an intriguing story!...