marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,


Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith

Hoodoo is the name of the hero -- and narrator -- of this story. He's living with his grandmother, but one day while helping his cousin Zeke at the store where he works, a stranger comes. Looking for the One That Did the Deed.

That's where things begin. He visits his Aunt Jelly, hears a scream in the night, and later learns that someone had dug up dead bodies in the graveyard. After that, he goes with a girl named Bunny to the fair, and (after some trouble with bullies) has his head read, and learns he and those he knows are in terrible danger. Beware the Stranger. Trust the crow.

This leads into a tale involving stealing a book, the crossroads being a place in the afterlife where you can get caught, the St. Michael Archangel prayer, how his father died, the practice of hoodoo, scaring bullies, and more.
Tags: fiction reviews: children's fantasy, fiction reviews: contemporary fantasy

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