Field Trip

Jeff Hammer, Author Avon Books $2.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-380-76144-9
This would-be thriller is the latest addition to the endless parade of high school horror stories with catchy, high-concept titles. Its flashy cover art and come-hither jacket copy are belied by the tepid tale within. A snowstorm traps a history class and its teacher at an old-fashioned inn. As Tom's fellow students disappear from their locked bedrooms, he sets out to investigate. Feeble red herrings abound, but Tom perseveres and uncovers a farfetched conspiracy hatched by the innkeeper's two children. The characters are minimally developed and lacking in motivation; the depiction of the novel's spandex-clad villainess is so flatly sexist that it would offend--if it weren't so silly. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1991
Release date: 10/01/1991
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