Finally gotten over your fear of what could be lurking underneath your bed? The Thing Under Your Bed by Stephen Kozeniewski is going to bring that fear back to the forefront of your mind.
Gore, animal death (dog and duck), alcoholism.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Thing Under Your Bed by Stephen Kozeniewski –
The poor young girl in the story is already dealing with so much darkness; parents that don’t seem to love her, an alcoholic mother, and other sadness far too dark for a girl her age.
One night, she’s awoken by a monster underneath her bed announcing that it is going to eat her and her whole family. At first, she thinks she’s dreaming, but soon, she’s not able to dismiss what is happening as she begins a fight for her life.
We’ve all had that experience of being afraid of what could be lurking under the bed. Heck, I still check under hotel beds and such every time I’m staying somewhere that isn’t my own bed. But that’s mainly checking for human monsters.
At home, with my beautiful bed that only has about a half-inch gap between the flood and the wooden paneling, I still worry about something reaching out from under there.
Not only is that fear the main focus here, but Stephen takes it so far into the dark realm of nightmare, that you’ll find yourself making sure no part of you is hanging off the edge of whatever you happen to be sitting on while reading.
My Favorite Passage from The Thing Under Your Bed –
I had SO MANY more sections marked, but they were spoilers. Enjoy this quick one-
She waited for an eternity, even holding her breath as long as she could. She would give it time, and the monster would disappear. That’s all she had to do: wait for it to disappear.
My Final Thoughts on The Thing Under Your Bed –
Horror fans, this quick novella is an absolute must-read. You’ll want to cry, you’ll want to scream, and most of all, you’ll want to hide under your comforter and wish for the monster to just go away.
Good luck and happy nightmares!
Thanks for reading!
When I finished reading this in one sitting, I jumped onto Goodreads to share a quick note about choosing your reads before bed wisely: