Some kids say Mason Avrett is slow. What they don't know is that he also has a terrifying power that he's just beginning to understand. But that's not his worst problem: Mason lives with a sadist. His older brother, Gene, doles out punishments so brutal that all Mason can do is cover his head for the beating and try to forget the horrific things he's seen.
Rene Denton, one of Mason's only friends, knows that Gene is evil, but she doesn't know how evil until the terrible night she becomes a victim of Gene's cruelty. Suddenly Mason's power—raging beyond his control—becomes the only thing that might just be as frightening as Gene.
Horror, revenge, and the twisted images born of a lifetime of pain are woven into a masterful tale of suspense and redemption.
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MASONUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A startlingly edgy story about a developmentally disabled boy who possesses a terrifying power. Mason Avrett, a slow, gentle teen, can project images from his mind into others' sight. Mason's sadistic ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ToucanSinger - LibraryThing
Mason, by Thomas Pendleton, was an excellent horror story. Guaranteed to frighten, this book had just enough moments of terror to balance out any happy moments that occurred. Mason is a must-read for any teen who enjoys a healthy dose of fear. Read full review