Box of Shocks by Chris McMahen
Orca, 2011, 9781554699179
Interest Level: Grades 5 and Up

Keeping secrets from his parents is something that Oliver is used to. If his overprotective “helicopter” parents knew about his crazy encounters with zombies, vicious dogs or jumping off a bridge, they would have a fit. Oliver keeps all of the souvenirs from his adventures in his box of shocks. When a new neighbour boy moves in across the street and into Oliver’s old house, Oliver may meet someone hiding an even bigger secret than his.

2 thoughts on “Box of Shocks”

  1. Interesting story, but I wish the main character experienced more zany adventures and that there would have been a better ending for the other character in the story.

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