Creep by Eireann Corrigan
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3.50  ·  Rating details ·  353 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Olivia is curious about the people moving into 16 Olcott Place. The last family there moved out in the dead of night, and the new family, the Donahues, has no idea why. Olivia becomes fast friends with Janie Donahue . . . so she's there at the house when the first of the letters arrives:

--I am the Sentry of Glennon Heights. Long ago I claimed 16 Olcott Place as levy for my
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Scholastic Press
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I believe CREEP is more of a 3.5 rating. This book has a pretty good story line but is not very well written. The story left out some information as to why this was all happening!
Apr 13, 2021 rated it did not like it
Honestly? I didn't like it. This story was very rushed and has so many plot holes that didn't get filled and so many unanswered questions that would have made the story better if they would have been answered. If the story would have had more details in it I think it could have had the potential to be a good book but sadly it fell very flat. No details were given at all and if they were, they were very vague and few and far between.
I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be a young adult book but it
Catherine Tinker
Jan 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
omg is this based on The Watcher House? I haven't stopped thinking about that story

Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
A disappointing read. The story didn’t live up to the blurb. I was expecting something creepier than what actually happened in the story. The first chapter turns the creepy on and I expected something supernatural but even the threatening notes delivered to the family don’t result in anything spooky. I found the main character a tad annoying too so didn’t connect with her.

Not sure what kids I would recommend it to (not the kids who like spooky stories but maybe the kids who like mystery stories)
{My thoughts} – Based on the title of the book I knew it was going to be creepy, but it wasn’t too creepy. I really enjoyed reading about the friendship and bond that Olivia had made with the Donahue children. It goes to show that you can make unusual friendships in some of the most unusual ways.

The Donahue family buy their house after it’s been on the market for a couple of months. It was in their price range and their entire family needed a new start. The previous owners decided to sell in the
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was hoping this book would have been a little different. It was about teenagers trying to solve the mystery about the Sentry. The Donahue's, the new neighbors had recently moved into the new neighborhood. I was thinking that it was ghost, but I keep seeing the cover of the book. Plus, the candy, sleeping bag, and other items. That made me realize that it was not a ghost. It was only a disgruntled person that wanted to buy the house. So, he was sneaking around, invading, and spying on the famil ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Ehh. Full review to come.
Zach Popplewell
Amazing Book If you like a little Creep in It
Kassandra Patti
Jan 01, 2020 rated it liked it
It was a fast read and sorta creepy. I expected something different but it definitely wasn’t bad
Taylor Fenner
DNF @ 6%... I'm sorry. I had high hopes for this one but the main character was way too shallow and kind of air headed for my liking. ...more
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Kept me guessing the whole time, but there were parts that were pretty far-fetched, even for a YA mystery. Ultimately a fun easy read.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Well done thriller for the Teen/YA range. Good job with spreading the paranoia and those red herrings!
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-giveaways
I didn't expect anything from this book but I'm so pleasantly surprised! ...more
Ms. Yingling
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

Olivia is interested when new neighbors move next door after the original ones, the Langsoms, have to move when their physician father runs afoul of the law. The Donahues are not like her quiet family-- Janie, Lucy and Ben and their parents are loud and interact a lot. When a note shows up at their door from "The Sentry" promising that deeply creepy things will happen in the house (think blood pouring from the ceiling and corpses under the floorboards), the family
May 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
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Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you're a fan of true crime, especially unsolved mysteries, chances are you've heard of the Watcher house. This book is SUPER similar to that case! In the beginning, you're introduced to something called "The Sentry" who has been watching 16 Olcott Place for generations. He sends threatening and scary letters to the family, and Olivia, her friend Janie, and Janie's siblings (who live at the house) are trying to figure out who the Sentry is and how to stop
Abby Henderson
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Picked this up while volunteering at my muffler schooler’s book fair and was intrigued by the storyline. Ended up reading the first chapter, so decided to buy it and bring it home to finish. It was a very entertaining read and kept me guessing until the end, which may or may not say something about my sleuthing skills.. but either way, I would have loved this as a middle school or high school kid. So I based my rating on pretending I was my former YA self. I enjoyed it!
Scholastic book fairs are so great—lots of shiny new books with intriguing titles you cant wait to read and even handcrafted book trailers to entice anyone to want to read—and so this selection that I bought with our school’s Scholastic dollars so those without money could check it out and hey I picked it up to read too LOL..So this story is not what I would think it would be about and it takes a while to build into a plot driven suspense novel…the book starts with Olivia Danvers and her life in ...more
Ms. Patterson
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Just thinking about living in a house when you find out somebody has been watching you is one of the creepiest things to happen to anyone. That's why this story works. Imagine moving into a huge older house. Then, discovering that there are hidden rooms, secret passages, and finding an old sleeping bag, some candy wrappers, and other items that let you know someone has been staying there in the past. Then, you start receiving creepy letters hand delivered to your house by the stalker. I know, I ...more
Sally Kruger
Glennon Heights is a quiet place. When the Donahues buy the house at 16 Olcott Place, things begin to change.

Olivia is excited when she learns that her new neighbors have a kids, and when one of them is a girl her age, it's even better. Janie and Olivia will be starting high school together. The older Donahue children, twins Lucy and Ben, will be seniors. In the weeks before the start of school, Olivia spends much of the time in the home of her new neighbors.

The fun and sun of the last days of s
John Clark
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Olivia's neighborhood gets a lot more interesting in a hurry shortly before she's to start her freshman year of high school. One of the nearby homes is suddenly placed on the market when the doctor and his family living there move out, seemingly in the middle of the night. That mystery is markedly expanded not long after the Donahues move into 16 Olcott Place. Olivia finds an instant connection to Janie Donahue who is the same age. Navigating the tricky waterways of existing friendship with her ...more
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
We bought this for our high school library because 21 GR users tagged it as Horror and our students LOVE this genre. It's not what I would call horror but it's still a good read.

Unpleasant things happen in 14 year old Olivia's town. Years ago, a man murdered his entire family and disappeared. Then recently, Olivia's neighbours moved out in the middle of the night. Liv befriends the mansion's new residents - 14 year old Janie and her older twin siblings Lucy and Ben - and is with them at the hous
Elise Klinger
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
In the beginning I didn't really like the book because it was confusing and hard to follow. The way the author wrote the dialogue is what made it hard to follow because he would tend to leave off the person taking. Towards the middle and the end of the book is when it got better. My favorite part has to be when (SPOILER) the sentry sets the house on fire and then the whole family goes under the house and in the the secret passages and find the sentry trying to cut the gas line. My favorite chara ...more
Linda Munro
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Olivia is curious about the people moving into 16 Olcott Place, becomes fast friends with Janie Donahue. They spend all of their time together so Olivia is at the house when the first letter arrives...

--"I am the Sentry of Glennon Heights. Long ago I claimed 16 Olcott Place as levy for my guardianship. The walls will not tolerate your trespass. The ceilings will bleed and the windows will shatter. If you do not cease your intrusion, the rooms will soon smell of corpses."--

Olivia and th
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
The set up for this book made it feel like it might be horror, but honestly was much more of a mystery.

There wasn’t really anything “scary”, mostly small town drama, gossip, and some threatening notes that got our teen protagonists investigating.

There were even several nods to Nancy Drew. If you want a horror novel this isn’t it, but as a mystery it does its job!

I didn’t really like any of the characters in the book except for Aunt Jillian so I had a hard time connecting to their motivations
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was ok
Sooo disappointed in this book. The cover and the books synopsis makes it sound and look good. There was nothing creepy about this story. The writing was so hard to follow because it was poorly written. The connection to the characters was hard. Some parts of the book were boring. At times I just wanted to stop reading it but I wanted to know who was writing the notes. I would not recommend this book.. noooo way!
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I was worried that it would be too scary, but I was pleased that it was just the right amount of creepy without being too much for me. It turned out to be more of a mystery than a horror book, which was right up my alley. I love the way Corrigan writes--she's amazing at including wry comments in the narration that make me chuckle or realistic interactions between teenagers. She just pulls me in and makes me want to keep reading. Highly recommend. ...more
May 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Creep was okay. Definitely not one of my favorite books. It was pretty anticlimactic to me. It left out some details that I think would’ve made the book so much better. It was okay maybe if you want to get out of a reading slump because it’s so fast. Personally only took my two hours to read. But I guess that’s up to preference. I don’t know if I could take the book seriously if I hadn’t read it during a slump.
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book was very disappointing. I received this arc in an unplugged book mystery box. I was really excited going into it because I'm a big fan of thrillers. I found this book was very misleading from the description. It was not creepy at all and the history isn't known until the last 30 or so pages. I would not recommend this book if you are an experienced mystery/thriller reader. ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was a great young adult novel. It didn't have anything too scary. I could see the ending coming from about the half way point, which is why I rated it lower. I also didn't connect to the characters in the story. They were entertaining in the moment but not memorable. I would have liked more plot and suspense from the story. ...more
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Eireann Corrigan was born in 1977. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and New York University. She currently lives in New Jersey with her kitten Sumo. When she grows up, she hopes to marry Bob Dylan.

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