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Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck)

by Dale E. Basye

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There aren't many (any?) books for kids that take place in hell...I mean, heck. The humor is rather sophisticated for the average young reader (only adults can appreciate that Nixon is in heck teaching a class on ethics); on the other hand there are plenty of grossout scenes involving bodily fluids and waste. I'd suggest this for gifted readers with sharp senses of humor. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Cute: 3.5

Milton was a very well behaved child, his sister Marlo however, was as poorly behaved as she can possibly be.

Was: Past Tense: They are killed in a freak accident involving a giant marshmallow bear, a stick of dynamite, and Milton's nemesis, Damien.

The children find themselves in HECK, where bad children go to their afterlife.... But there has been a mistake and this is Not where Milton is supposed to be, but with the goof-up in the paperwork......... Although Milton does not know this, he still has no intention of staying in Heck.

Demons, Lizzie Borden, Blackbeard, & Maria Von Trapp........make this an interesting & entertaining light read.

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  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
I have no idea how appealing this is to a 9-13 year old, but as an adult it's awesome :) ( )
  killerX | Jan 8, 2016 |
Incredibly imaginative. Wickedly silly. ( )
  daatwood | Nov 21, 2013 |
This book is funny, crazy, and interesting for several different reasons. The names of some of the characters - especially the teachers - are clever because they're famous names.

The story also uses elements and characters from mythology. Heck, the place, has crazy creatures and settings. I'm looking forward to reading the entire series. ( )
  SebastianHagelstein | May 30, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375840761, Paperback)

When Milton and Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow-bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first?

★ “The author’ umpteen clever allusions . . . make this book truly sparkle.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

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When timid Milton and his older, scofflaw sister Marlo die in a marshmallow bear explosion at Grizzly Mall, they are sent to Heck, an otherworldly reform school from which they are determined to escape.

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