Review: Cautionary Tales for Excitable Girls by Anne Casey-Hardy
I found each of these stories to be well written, and haunting. My personal favourite was New Years Eve which was about a teenage party down by the creek that goes very wrong. The author is adept on playing on the fears of every day people, and blending the imagined inner worlds of the characters with the outer world. In some ways, the collection reminded me a little of The Yellow Wallpaper. Not because the stories were the same--because it brought back that same feeling of fear and wonder that I experienced when I read The Yellow Wallpaper so many years ago as a student.
Overall, an excellent collection.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my ARC of Cautionary Tales For Excitable Girls.