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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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The Towering Sky: The Thousandth Floor, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery series finale is a little less everything.
By Katharine McGee
(2018)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(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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Spy School Secret Service: Spy School, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Distrust and nonstop peril make for thrilling adventure.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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Ghosts of Greenglass House Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging, spooky sequel has lots of charm and chills.
By Kate Milford
(2017)
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The Dazzling Heights:  The Thousandth Floor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling, character-driven mystery among wealthy teens.
By Katharine McGee
(2017)
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The Scattering: The Outliers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sequel has more twists, turns but less all around.
By Kimberly McCreight
(2017)
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City of Saints & Thieves Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating trio fuels thought-provoking Africa thriller.
By Natalie C. Anderson
(2017)
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Into the Lion's Den: The Devlin Quick Mysteries, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Modern-day Nancy Drew solves brainy map-theft mystery.
By Linda Fairstein
(2016)
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Spy Ski School: Spy School, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Crushes, jealousy cut in on spy action on ski slopes.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
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Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens fight plague, pursue murderers in thrilling sequel.
By Kevin Sands
(2016)
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The Outliers Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner thriller is full of twists, violence.
By Kimberly McCreight
(2016)
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The Leaving Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced thriller seeks to solve mystery of missing teen.
By Tara Altebrando
(2016)
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Pieces and Players Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
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Murder Is Bad Manners Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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Evil Spy School: Spy School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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The Secret Cipher: The Secret Box Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
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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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The Westing Game Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
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