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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Book Poster Image
age 10+
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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I'll Give You The Sun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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100 Sideways Miles Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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Anna Dressed in Blood Book Poster Image
age 15+
Hip, gory teen ghost hunter story delivers on its title.
By Kendare Blake
(2011)
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I Stop Somewhere Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Haunting, heartbreaking tale of teen rape and murder.
By TE Carter
(2018)
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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poignant friendship story is full of heart, horror fandom.
By Jeff Zentner
(2019)
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Fangirl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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The Graveyard Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tale of boy raised by ghosts is both creepy and warmhearted.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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Monstrumologist Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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This Is Not a Test Book Poster Image
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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Team Human Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
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Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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