Article Title

The Cemetery Boys


Meagan Andrus


Dependable, Young Adult, small town, teenager, horror, supernatural, mental illness

Document Type

Book Review


Stephen is forced to move to his grandmother's house with his dad after his mom has a psychotic break. Stephen is not expecting to enjoy the very small town of Spencer, Michigan. However, on his first night he is invited to hang out with Devon, the charismatic leader of a band of boys. Devon is mysterious, intriguing, and a little freaky, but Stephen can't help but feel drawn to him and his beautiful twin sister, Cara. As Stephen hangs out with Devon and the boys at the local cemetery, he begins to notice strange things happening in the town that don't really have an explanation. He is told the small-town legend of the Winged Ones, harbingers of death and destruction on the town unless they are appeased with a sacrifice. Stephen wants to believe the legend is just that, but he slowly learns that things are not always as they seem, and that sometimes, there is no logical explanation for what goes on in a small-town cemetery.