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Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games: 01/18/18

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Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games by Joe Hill focuses on the head key. It can open up one's mind and allow someone else to remove memories and emotions.

Bode's head is full monstrous representations of people he's met. He takes delight in pulling different things out to see what they are. He also wants to share his discovery with his family.

Reaching inside Bode's head

The reaction to the head key is wide and varied from utter disgust to utter fascination. Their reactions reveal character. There's the older brother who wants to literally cram for school by putting entire books into his head. There's the sister who wants to remove her fear so she can stop reliving the nightmarish violence that happened to her family.

Meanwhile, there's more history tied up with the well. The threat is lingering, biding its time, waiting for the chance to strike. But the two plots: the stuff in the house and the stuff outside still feel pretty disjointed. Hopefully things come together in later volumes.

Four stars

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