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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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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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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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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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Goosebumps Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, spooky mysteries can pack an emotional wallop.
By R. L. Stine
(2003)
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Absolutely Truly:  A Pumpkin Falls Mystery Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(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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The Wig in the Window Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
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Treasure on Superstition Mountain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
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Missing on Superstition Mountain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2011)
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