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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.

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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+


I read this book before giving it to my kids to read. They LOVED it! They read it 2 years ago and STILL talk about Luca, Micheline, and Ryder. It is a horror book, but is not scary as long as you like ghost and vampires.

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Is It Any Good?

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SHUTTER earns points for bringing a new set of trappings to the traditional monster-hunter story. Using photography as a weapon against ghosts is ingenious, and author Courtney Alameda makes the most of her unusual conceit. Shutter is hip, action-packed, and genuinely scary. The plot feels a bit overstuffed with complications, but most readers are likely to enjoy the wild ride.

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