Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card

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For Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children, the move to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, offers new hope and a new beginning. But from the first, eight-year-old Stevie's life there is an unending parade of misery and disaster.

Cruelly ostracized at his school, Stevie retreats further and further into himself -- and into a strange computer game and a group of imaginary friends.

But there is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And terror grows for Step and DeAnne as the truth slowly unfolds. For their son has found something savagely evil ... and it's coming for Stevie next.

 

About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous bestselling novels and the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row; first for Ender’s Game and then for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Harper. 548 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Accomplished fantasy/SF writer Card ( The Memory of Earth ) has turned his autobiographical short story ``Lost Boys'' into an intriguing demi-mainstream novel. Here the Card family has been transmuted

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Meanwhile, the Fletchers meet new people in their Mormon ward (including a religious hysteric), Step is the victim of malicious office politics and the family is beset by constant money troubles and worries about Stevie.

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BC Books

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When Stevie withdraws further and further into himself, and when his list of imaginary friends grows longer and longer, their names matching a list of boys having disappeared from Steuben, Step tries to intervene.

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Examiner

I’ve read many books with characters from many religions and haven’t encountered this much negativity from readers as this book generated.

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Seattle PI

Orson Scott Card has written a vibrating story, full of nuances and views of life that are both unexpected and familiar, and bringing Lost Boys to a fabulous and unexpected ending.

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Geek Speak Magazine

…and he knew that he would do it all, he would prepare the hiding place and then he would go and find them…That was why those little boys in Steuben started disappearing… When one is lost or confused, it’s always good to have something familiar to hang on to, thus I (who, as I’m sure all you fai...

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