Book Review: Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre by Eric R. Vernor and Kevin Ead


Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre by Eric R. Vernor and Kevin Eads is a nonfiction book for children about the more unusual attractions around the United States, with a slant towards the haunted and most interesting. there is alt least one attraction per state with more detailed descriptions for a few of the attractions. The book has 150 images, addresses, and directions, go state-by-state to tour the macabre side of the United States.

I found Eerie America to be an amusing diversion with some interesting photographs and descriptions. The photographs were full color, and there was a nice creepy atmosphere to the book. however, I found some of the descriptions to be vague and some of the discussion of the history and alleged hauntings did not always match with the information I have read from other sources. I think the book might be a nice start for young readers interested in what weird attractions might be found in their upcoming travels, but I would not buy it or take it along with me as a guide.

Eerie America does a decent job at satisfying a young readers curiosity about a few weird or creepy tourist attractions they might be able to visit, but is not for the more invested child. Those that have already done some research will find nothing new here, except for some information on where to eat, so it is more of a starting point than a valuable resource.

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