Series: The Boogerman
Author: John Burnett
Release Date: July 3, 2014
Genre: Middle Grade
Don’t shut your eyes…don’t turn out the lights…you might run into the coolest person you’ve ever met!
Sixth-grader Stetson Oliver has a great life: a loving family, good grades, fantastic hopes and dreams. One night while drifting off to sleep, Stetson thinks he sees movement in the shadows; in the blink of an eye, objects around his room have mysteriously been moved. When he turns his head, Stetson is met by a dark, hooded figure towering above him…
The Boogerman has haunted and tormented numerous children (Stetson included) for many sleepless nights, only to find that he’s getting a bad rap—but he’s just misunderstood, he swears! With Stetson’s help, he wants to reshape his image and right his reputation. As Stetson and the Boogerman embark on a dangerous adventure, the stakes are raised...and Stetson soon learns that making a deal with the Boogerman is like making a deal with the devil—nothing is an even trade.
“Please!” Stetson whispered urgently. “Get us out of here! This isn’t funny anymore!”
The Boogerman didn’t answer. It was beginning to look like every suspicion Stetson had about him was about to play out. Maybe he really was going to maroon Stetson in the Null Dimension. And to heap even more rotten onions on a moldy hot dog, he was marooned with his archenemy, Dana Coggins. Forever!
“Hey!” Stetson snapped, struggling to maintain control. “If you’re trying to make another point, you made it!”
Dana Coggins’ blubbering was getting fainter—he must be running in the opposite direction—while the ground-shaking approach of the monster was getting closer.
“All right!” Stetson said desperately. “I’ll help you write your autobiography. You need me to tell the world your side of the story!” He whirled around in a panic, frantically searching for any sign of the Boogerman’s acknowledging anything he’d just said.
Even though the beast was still quite a distance away, he could feel its hot, moist breath as it drew nearer. His clothes fluttered with each huge, putrid exhale. The worst bellowing cry yet came crashing down on him.