Who’s Reading: Mike Petrik, 7th,11th, and 12th Grade English teacher at the Block Island School
Last Best Book Mike Read: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
Why Mike Liked It: The novel plays with horror tropes and genuinely kept me up at night. I especially enjoyed the embedded extra credit ‘history essays’ that began each chapter. Written by the main character Jade Daniels, a recent high school-almost-graduate and slasher flick aficionado, the essays mirrored the plot while examining the history and archetypes of slasher films. This book has one of the best last 100 pages I have read in a long time.
In Three Words: Red-Herrings, Curses, Final-Girls