Nov 26, 2022
The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave
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  • Title: The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave
  • Author: J.H. Moncrieff
  • ISBN: 9781619229006
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Nook
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karen

buddy read with kimberly except maybe like thiswhile it s true one should never look a gift horse in the mouth, the lesson in this nasty little story is that you definitely should look gift teddy bears in the mouth, especially gift teddy bears given by evil stepfathers, just so you can dodge the teeth that are about to bite off your face it s a short little nightmare of a book about what happens when an ugly, beat up bear just won t go away, no matter how far away it is taken, nor what measures [...]


Kimberly

4.5 stars.Right from the beginning, my heart went out to ten year old Josh His father passed away suddenly, two years prior, and his new stepfather Michael is nothing short of evil Things would have been bad enough as it was, until Michael literally forces Josh to take Edgar , a stuffed panda bear that was allegedly his as a child.And Edgar may be than simply evil.From his snarling face, loathsome teeth, and repellant fur, this object exudes menace in every conceivable way.The author does a gre [...]


Frank Errington

Review copy Sometimes evil looks like a fuzzy teddy bear How s that for an opening line Josh Leary is your typical ten year old I live with one of those and I d just like to say what a fine job writer J.H Moncrieff did in capturing the spirit, the attitude, and the fears of such a child Fears like how I was always sure someone was chasing me whenever I ran upstairs from the basement Ha, that was me when I was a kid, but those fears never stopped me from watching scary movies in the dark and then [...]


Vix

I have to comment on the cover, it s one of the scariest things I have seen in a long time It was cruel of JHM and her cover artist Scott Carpenter to do this to a much loved childhood item, 43years later I still have my Grey Ted, the magic bear If I thought he might grow teeth or do some of the horrific things that Edgar does I would be devastated.Josh is the narrator of this particular childhood fears book, in what promises to be a superb series from Samhain publishers Still deeply grieving th [...]


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Review THE BEAR WHO WOULDN T LEAVE by J S MoncriefRelease May 5 2015In a new line called Childhood Fears, THE BEAR WHO WOULDN T LEAVE both awakens memories in adults of those long, lonely, scary nights of childhood, when teddy bears and stuffed animals bring comfort, and introduces that essential criterion of horror, implacability the entity or force which is unavoidable, inescapable, a Juggernaut of horror To my mind, horror that is not implacable is not true horror Postulate driving on a four [...]


Jennifer ☼

It s catch up review time I read The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave before summer took over and all things reading and reviewing went by the wayside.It s probably obvious why I would want to read The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave An evil teddy bear That won t leave Yes, please.As a child, I had an exorbitant amount of stuffed animals I was convinced they were all alive As soon as I d leave my room, they d come to life and play all day and make sure to return to their positions so I wouldn t find out their se [...]


Peter

Josh Leary receives a teddy bear from his stepfather Michael Josh is having a hard time getting over the death of his dad Michael, his stepfather does not like Josh and he tells him so It is just unbelievable some of the punishments that Michael inflicts on Josh The teddy bears name is Edgar and he is far from being an ordinary toy Something creepy and evil lurks in the bear named Edgar Josh banishes the bear to his closet but somehow he manages to escape Josh will learn that Edgar always seek r [...]


Dawn

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review In The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave, Josh is a 10 year old boy still trying to accept his dad s death It s been a couple of years and since then, his mom married a man named Michael In what we think is an effort to get Josh to like him, Michael gives Josh a teddy bear named Edgar and we soon learn that Edgar is than your average bear.I think at one point or another, almost every kid has one toy or another that is scary or even just a li [...]


Trev Twinem

On first reading this appears to be no than a story about a 10 year old boy Josh and the cuddly teddy bear Edgar that his stepfather Michael presents him with However do not be mislead this is an extremely clever story about violence within a domestic setting, control, and the victimization of one very small and frightened little boy Josh finds the companionship of the the bear unsettling and feels evil whenever he is in its presence and so with his good friend Sean he sets about to destroy The [...]


Catherine Cavendish

What is it about some toys They are made of soft, plush material or plastic, loads of stuffing, plastic eyes, sewn or stuck on mouths but some of them at least seem to be than the sum total of their parts Many of us will remember the toy from our childhood that wasn t as comforting as the others Maybe it was brand new, or maybe it was a hand me down, but there was something in the expression It challenged or threatened, its eyes followed us around the room It seemed to be watching us.J.H Moncri [...]


Elaine

When Josh s stepfather gives him a teddy bear called Edgar, he should be pleased and see it as a sign that Michael is trying to improve their relationship, but there is just something downright evil and creepy about this scowling teddy bear When Josh tries to get rid of Edgar, then frightening things start to happen and Edgar refuses to go away.It is a well written story told through the eyes of a 10 year old in a very realistic way, with Josh really coming to life on the page I could certainly [...]


J.G. Faherty

This one of 4 novellas that make up Samhain Publishing s Childhood Fears collection, and boy, does it deliver You d be hard pressed to find anyone who didn t have a teddy bear or similar stuffed friend growing up, and the thought of it turning evil is enough to make anyone shudder Just imagine the bear from Ted getting possessed by Chucky and you have an idea of how quickly things could go bad Moncrieff does an excellent job of depicting the increasing terror as 10 year old Josh must fight for h [...]


Marvin

J H Moncrieff s weird and possibly unintentionally nostalgic novella, The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave took me back to my childhood We all have childhood fears that haunt us Some of those fears stay with us even after we develop cognitively past that stage of magical thinking For me, it was mirrors I could not get past the strange idea that my image in the mirror wasn t necessarily turning when I turned How did I really know Perhaps my mirror image was starring at the back of my head What else was it [...]


Russell James

Every horror novella should read like this, a non stop thrill ride that amps up the terror with each chapter.In this story, the classic, cuddly teddy bear takes a very evil turn JH Moncrieff does an fantastic job painting the bear s unwilling owner Josh into a very believable corner, trapped between his mother, stepfather, and the limitations of being a child This well written story does an excellent job maintaining the voice of young Josh I m looking forward to JH Moncrieff s next Samhain relea [...]


A.E.

The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave is the debut novel from J.H Moncrieff, one of horror s newest rising stars Things start off with Josh, a lonely kid who is having a hard time coping not only with the loss of his biological father but also with his mother s new husband, a horrid stepfather who makes a distinct impression from the first time the reader encounters him The stepfather gives Josh a teddy bear that looks disturbing right from the outset It doesn t take long for a string of bad events, each [...]


Medeia Sharif

Josh is ten and has a lot to deal with for his age His father passes away and his mother remarries He loathes his abusive stepfather The worst the man has done to him is give him an evil teddy bear named Edgar.Edgar does not want to be stuck in a closet He always makes it to Josh s bed When Josh and his best friend Sean do their very best to rid the home of Edgar, the bear has a way of coming back with a vengeance The two come up with creative ways to demolish Edgar They have to, because Josh s [...]


Stuart West

Ms Moncrieff s The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave is a very welcome addition to Samhain Publishing s Childhood Fears line, sort of a place where young readers should go when they ve outgrown the R L Stine books But it works on an adult level as well, bringing back the insecurity of childhood and the real and not so real fears that youth entails It s a scary lil novella about a horrific teddy bear with violence on its fuzzy mind What I liked most about the book is that Ms Moncrieff captures the mind set [...]


Carolyn Injoy

The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave by J.H Moncrieff I received a free kindle copy of The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave by J.H Moncrieff, published by Samhain Publishing from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review I gave this short horror story four stars Sometimes evil looks like a fuzzy teddy bear This bear, named Edgar was determined to stay with Josh after his stepfather gave the bear to him It has long lasting, far reaching consequences for the entire family Can Josh figure out how to get rid of Edgar L [...]


David Bernstein

The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave is a scary, mind screwing tale that sticks with you after it s over It s the kind of tale that keeps you turning the pages because there is no good place to leave off You want to see what s going to happen next These are the types of stories I really dig And I really enjoyed this one Besides the GREAT cover which fits perfect with the story the book reminded me of a time of childhood, of hanging out with friends in the neighborhood and being a kid, but of course, this [...]


C. Lee McKenzie

Let me just say that Moncrieff has changed my mind about furry, cuddly toys of any kind, but most specifically bears From the beginning of this book, I knew I was going have to hold on this was going to be one terrifying ride I was fearful for Josh and his mom almost from page one It gave me hope when Josh s best friend and his mom entered the story That eased my fears for a while All the time I so wanted that rotten stepfather to disappear That didn t happen, but a lot did Edgar, the Teddy Bea [...]


Brian Moreland

An excellent read J.H Moncrieff keeps you on the edge of your seat with a frightfully fun story What I had thought was going to be a simple killer teddy bear story turned into something deeper and darker as I got to know the characters There is much happening beneath the surface, and Moncrieff develops these characters, twists and turns to the point I kept wondering what crazy thing would happen next I won t give away the plot The synopsis is enough to know to start reading this book Moncrieff [...]


Bill

This one was just better than ok for me I don t think that there were any shocking revelations and the story felt a little elementary and forced at times The genre title on the book description said adult horror , but honestly it felt like starter horror or horror for beginners to me It sounds like I didn t like it, but I did, it just lacked the intensity or building dread that I thought it should have had 2.5 Stars rounded up to 3 because it was written well, but did lack punch.


Stephanie Faris

The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave does what some of the best horror stories ever have done it turns an innocent childhood toy into something scary Can anything be spookier than an evil teddy bear But I have to say, this book is about so much than an evil teddy bear It s dark and complex and it pulls you right in and won t let you go You can t help but root for Josh and the surprise ending will have you thinking about this book long after you put it down.


C.D. Gallant-King

Creepy as all get out If you want a tale that will keep you up at night and make you pound on the wall with frustration, this is the one for you Moncrieff s smooth and enticing writing draws you in and makes you care deeply for a boy even though you know in your gut it s never going to work out for him It s wonderfully maddening, hitting you right in an emotional spot just as a good book is supposed to Awesome work and highly recommended.


Glenn Rolfe

Edgar This was a really fun read for me Lots of stuff from my own childhood popped up along the way I always dig a story that puts me in a time machine Moncrieff did a nice job of building the frustration and the tension in this novella And I really dug the ending.It s not going to spin the horror genre on its head, but if you re looking for a quick read before bed, The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave might give you some fun dreams.


Crystal

I couldn t put this one down I read The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave in one sitting because I couldn t go to sleep without finding out what happened to her main character, Josh I thought Moncreiff did a fantastic job in raising the tension with each chapter, which made Josh compelling and the horror of Edgar s true nature seem all too real I can t wait to see books from this author


Frazer Lee

J H Moncrieff s novella distills the innocence of childhood imagination into a pace building nightmare that will have you peeking under your bed before lights out Deftly concise storytelling that places horror and creeping dread in the domestic and everyday.


Majanka

Book Review originally published here iheartreading reviews The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave brings a pretty basic and familiar plot a young boy gets a teddy bear and it turns out to be a demonic creature from hell that wants to hurt him and turns it into an even twisted version than the original Familiar, yet with some imaginative new twists, this is a nostalgic horror novel that fans of the genre will definitely enjoy.Josh Leary is barely ten years old when his life turns upside down His father pa [...]


Gef

Bears, man You just don t mess with them And as far as this novella is concerned, you don t mess with teddy bears, either At least, one teddy bear in particular.Josh is still having trouble getting over the death of his father, and having his new stepdad move in with them isn t helping matters When the imposing man presents him with a gift his mother assures him is a gesture of good will, Josh is almost immediately repulsed by it A creepy looking teddy bear named Edgar.Now, I guess this novella [...]


Chris Brogden

The Bear Who Wouldn t Leave had me hooked from the very first page The characters are off the page realistic and you re quickly drawn into their world, the writing is top notch, and the bear is downright terrifying I would have loved to have had a story like this to read when I was young, but I think I d have been sleeping with the lights on for a long time.While the protagonist is a kid, this definitely isn t a young adult book Some of the scarier scenes are obviously intended for adult audienc [...]



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