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Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(2019)
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My Plain Jane Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Cheeky "Jane Eyre" remake is a ghosty romcom mystery.
By Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
(2018)
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Time Bomb Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive high school thriller marred by flat characters.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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The Smell of Other People's Houses Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant coming-of-age tale about four 1970 Alaskan teens.
By Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
(2016)
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The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Consistently great ghost series keeps the scares coming.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2016)
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The Hollow Boy: Lockwood & Co., Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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There Will Be Lies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
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The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
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Don't Let Go Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
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We Were Liars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
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Fake ID Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
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Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
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Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
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Belle Epoque Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Charming story of plucky plain Jane in 1880s Paris.
By Elizabeth Ross
(2013)
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Cinders & Sapphires: At Somerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
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The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2011)
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P.K. Pinkerton and the Deadly Desperados: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
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