"Heck: Where Bad Kids Go is a series of books that seems to have drawn heavy inspiration from Dante's Inferno. After the first installment in the series, each subsequent book is focused on a specific "circle of Heck." The characters' names seem to draw inspiration from different sources of "infernal" literature - more specifically, Dante, Milton, and Goethe: Virgil, Milton, and Fauster, for example. At one point in the series, the protagonists have to cross 'the great tunnel of dung-the River Styx, the final, fecal resting place of all the world's sewage.' "
Gianluca P., 4th grade
Background Image: Domenico di Michelino, Dante and His Comedy, 1465