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The Lying Game Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
By Sara Shepard
(2010)
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The Eternal Ones Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Quirky romantic mystery offers something for every teen.
By Kristen Miller
(2010)
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A Spy in the House: The Agency, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Spunky heroine, but Victorian spy/love tale doesn't impress.
By Y.S. Lee
(2010)
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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny, overweight, deaf -- the new kid is an unlikely hero.
By Josh Berk
(2010)
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The Uninvited Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Siblings team up to solve mystery in suspenseful teen read.
By Tim Wynne-Jones
(2009)
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Friend Is Not a Verb Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery + romance + wannabe rock stars adds up to good fun.
By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2010)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma Book Poster Image
age 9+
Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)
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The Amanda Project: invisible i Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling, quirky onion of a mystery.
By Amanda Valentino, Stella Lennon, Melissa Kantor
(2009)
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Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
By John Feinstein
(2009)
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When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
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Being Nikki: An Airhead Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
By Meg Cabot
(2009)
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The Ring of Rocamadour: The Red Blazer Girls, Bk. 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightful girl sleuth story with puzzles.
By Michael D. Bell
(2009)
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The Composer Is Dead Book Poster Image
age 7+
Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.
By Lemony Snicket
(2009)
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Skeleton Creek Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.
By Patrick Carman
(2009)
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Scat Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
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Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intriguing, history-minded mystery with a modern twist.
By Marilyn Nelson, Tonya C. Hegamin
(2008)
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What I Saw and How I Lied Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sophisticated, mature mystery better for older teens.
By Judy Blundell
(2008)
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Curse of the Night Wolf: Barnaby Grimes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun series start, but violence makes it best for older kids.
By Paul Stewart
(2008)
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The 39 Clues Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis
(2008)
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Billy Bones: Tales from the Secrets Closet Book Poster Image
age 9+
Playfully spooky, cool, and full of imagination.
By Christopher Lincoln
(2008)
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