Posted on September 12th, 2012 by Mickie.
After watching this video today from the Vlogbrothers about an abandoned Ferris Wheel that still turns….10 years after the park closed, I started thinking about how creepy a carnival can be. I have never actually had a bad experience at one so why can they seem so creepy? Is it because it is so “other-worldly” to have garish lights and music going at all hours? Maybe because it is unnatural for our bodies to fly and twist they way they do on rides? Maybe. But those are also the reasons that make carnivals and theme parks SO MUCH FUN!
How do you feel about it? Have a story to share? Let me hear your best and worst carnival story in the comments and enjoy these top 5 YA carnival books….got one to add? Give me a shout back in the comments.
#5 The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
#4 Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman
#3 The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
#2 The Likes of Me by Randall Platt
#1 Something Wicked This Way Comes: Graphic Novel Adaptation by Ray Bradbury
BONUS BOOKS! Like adult reads? Check out these two creepy carnivals from the adult section…