Curtis Chatman and Shelly Miller didn't plan for trouble. They expected a quiet sixth period in the library reading their favorite supernatural tales after Mr. Mayfield's dull biology class.
They didn't expect suspension.
Fairfield Junior High welcomes Stacy Calhoun, the new substitute. He holds an unnatural power over his class. An appearance as unsettling as his lesson plan, his silvery eyes catch every movement, his pointy ears every whisper.
After a terrifying encounter in the library, Curtis and Shelly discover a shocking secret about their temporary teacher, a secret that could cost them their lives.
Now, after a lifetime of avoiding trouble, it howled outside their window, simply dying to get in.
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Great, through and through.
Make no mistake about it, this book is a good story for preteens and the audio version is a well-produced abridgement. Listened to this back in the '90's on a cassette tape (the Strange Matter series was a sort of rival to the better-known Goosebumps book series by R.L. Stein) and still remember Stacy Calhoon, lycanthrope substitute teacher. Parents, this is quality stuff for your kids and it comes at an even better price thanks to Audible and iTunes' offering it digitally, but be aware that there is some violence- nothing too graphic, a couple of chase scenes and a suspenseful final showdown- since the Strange Matter series sought to be a little more frightening than the Goosebumps series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!