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Summer's End

Summer's End

by Joel A. Sutherland
  • english-from-canada
  • fiction
  • from-ontario
  • horror
  • thriller
Al good things must end. It’s the last summer before high school. Four friends, Jacob, Ichiro, Hannah and Hayden, vow to make it epic. But when they discover an abandoned house on a forgotten island, their fun takes a dark turn. Terrified by what they learn about the house called “Summer’s End,” but unable to resist its call, they decide to camp out on the island. . . and their summer to remember turns into a nightmare they won’t soon forget!


Joel A. Sutherland, author

Joel A. Sutherland is a mild-mannered children’s and youth services librarian by day, and a speculative fiction writer and editor by night. He has written four collections in the "Haunted Canada" series; and Summer’s End, a middle-grade horror novel; and The House Next Door and Kill Screen, part of the middle-grade horror series "Haunted". His greatest professional satisfaction is getting the right books into the right little hands. He lives in Courtice, Ontario with his wife, and three children, a goldendoodle and a mountain of books. Visit him online at


  • [A] deliciously creepy and suspenseful tale, perfect for young readers making their first foray into horror. - Canadian Children's Book News
  • [The] climax of the story is just as breathtakingingly scary as it should be. Summer’s End is a good, fun addition to the young adult horror fiction section of a middle school classroom or library.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials Link to review
  • When it gets to the spooky business, Summer’s End is tense and unnerving in all the best ways. - Quill & Quire, magazine of the Canadian book trade Link to review


  • Nominee, Ontario Library Association Red Maple Award
  • Selection, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Scholastic Canada Ltd.



rights sold: French World Rights

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 10 - 12

number of pages: 272

publication date: 03/01/2017

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book

Additional Materials: Video