Heck by Dale E. Basye
Where the Bad Kids Go

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WHEN MILTON AND Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the Pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn 18, whichever comes first?


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About Dale E. Basye

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DALE E. BASYE has been a journalist, film critic, and publisher of an arts and entertainment newspaper. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon. Please visit his Web site at WheretheBadKidsGo.com to find out more. BOB DOB draws inspiration from painter Edward Hopper, classic Disney, and Film Noir. He lives in Redondo Beach, California, where he draws, paints, and drinks coffee all day. For more on Bob and his art, visit BobDob.com.
 
Published July 22, 2008 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 306 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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When a 20-foot-tall marshmallow bear explodes at the Mall of Generica in Kansas, young Marlo and Milton are killed and sent to Heck, where “the souls of the darned toil for all eternity—or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first.” With other tortures, there’s school in Heck: home economic...

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Kidz World

Marlo (as Milton) has been sent to Fibble, a media circus where the lying, fibbing, untruth-telling kids go.

May 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go

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Title: Rapacia: The Second Circle Of HeckAuthor: Dale E.

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KidsReads

After the fateful marshmallow bear incident that sent Milton and Marlo Fauster to Heck, their lives have never been the same.

May 11 2010 | Read Full Review of Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go

KidsReads

The book follows Milton's misadventures in Heck as he launches a series of attempts to escape Principal Bubb's reptilian clutches and return to Earth.

Jul 22 2008 | Read Full Review of Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go

Biff Bam Pop!

Basye has nine books up his sleeve – one for each circle of Heck (for fans of the Florentine’s Commedia, no, they’re not the same – this is Heck after all, and we’re unlikely to see a frothing Satan gnawing on the bones and gristle of Judas, Brutus, and Cassius), and the reader’s left hanging.

Oct 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go

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