1. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Spiders. Spiders laying eggs in faces. IF THIS DOESN’T RING A BELL I DON’T KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU.
2. Where The Red Fern Grows
Much like Old Yeller, there are dogs, and you will cry.
3. A Little Princess
Girlfriend gets dropped off at boarding school and EVERYBODY DIES. Okay not really, but papa is gone and the headmistress is not having it with sweet little Sara Crewe.
The covers alone freaked me out. I could not read them as a kid as a result.
Mrs. Danvers. Let her give you nightmares for a while, mkay?
6. The Secret Garden
Much like A Little Princess, EVERYBODY DIES. Except this time they really do die and the soldiers find this small child wandering around an abandoned compound you know is filled with dead bodies.
Don’t tell me I wasn’t supposed to read Stephen King as a kid. Clearly no one was monitoring my reading list.
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