Gumby just couldn't pay attention to where he was going and because of him, Wayne got in a fight with the school bully Bubba. Fights get you sent to detention and detentions at Conrad Junior High School mean only one thing. You won’t be coming back. Well, at least that's the rumor.
Serving the detention gets even worse when he has to serve it with none other than Bubba himself, but there is a ray of sunshine when Gumby shows up and that ray gets even brighter when Holly, a beautiful cheerleader, has to serve it with them. Each did their respective crime, but serving time here might mean never being seen again.
Is the detention teacher really what rumors say he is? Can Wayne and the other students serve their detention and make it back to tell the tale?
The Detention Demon is geared for young adults and, while it is a fun read, I would caution parents that like to be informed about what their kids are reading. The story has some pretty harsh language and while it is common that kids will hear its use in school, parents may not approve of its use in young adult literature.
The characters are believable and remind me of kids in today's schools. The story itself, as I said before, is a fun read, but it’s also a very dark story with some humorous undertones thrown in. I won’t condemn the book because it's honest in how kids talk when their parents aren't around, but I would suggest that parents read the book first and determine if they want them reading it.
Overall, The Detention Demon is worth reading, but is not Samantha Combs finest work.
Wayne is a Junior High school boy who just got detention for fighting in school to protect his longtime best friend, Gumby. But recently, there have been stories about detention. Kids have mysteriously disappeared, creating creepy rumors about detention class. Now, Wayne finds himself trapped in there with school bully Bubba Dugan. Keeping his distance from Bubba won’t be Wayne’s only problem. In fact, those rumors about the detention teacher don’t seem like stories at all.
With his best friend Gumby, a crew of delinquents and a surprising late addition, a pretty cheerleader harboring a secret crush, Wayne and his group of misfits will have to band together to outwit the detention teacher. He’s protected his best friend from harm his whole life…..but, can he protect him and everyone else against something that might not even be human?