A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand

ABAdDayForVoodooA Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand

When getting revenge goes bad, it can really…go…BAD! And – WARNING – using a voodoo doll doesn’t seem to help the situation get better.

High school sophomore Tyler Churchill studies hard for a world history test and is sure he aced it, so he’s shocked when Mr. Click, his teacher with a reputation as evil, hands back Tyler’s test marked 0/100 – F at the top. Mr. Click accuses Tyler of cheating and even refuses to give him a chance to retake the test, saying he gives no second chances. Tyler’s best friend Adam comes up with ideas like letting the air out of Mr. Click’s tires, but ends up bringing a voodoo doll of Mr. Click to school. When Adam pushes Tyler to use the doll during class, Tyler puts a pin in the doll’s leg and Mr. Click’s entire leg comes off in the middle of class. Tyler and Adam decide to return the doll, but before they can the TV news announces Mr. Click died at the hospital of a broken neck. When they check the doll its neck is bent backwards. Tyler calls his girl friend Kelley, who is smart and level headed, and the three decide to return the doll together. In each chapter they encounter increasingly dangerous situations, starting with a carjacking and continually getting worse. Somehow Adam had a second voodoo doll of Tyler, who also gets injured when the doll is damaged. Each chapter presents another totally impossible to believe scenario, just when the reader thinks it can’t get any worse. I kept reading just to see what would happen next. This is a good book to read when you think you’re having a bad day, since no day could be as bad as what the characters experience in this book!

Review by Ellie Goldstein-Erickson

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