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Summer Classic Reread: “The Turn of the Screw”

Summer Classic Reread: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James  Why I wanted to reread it: I loved it long ago. I know that many teachers recommend it for students because it is a horror story, and they hope … Continue reading

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“Revenge of the Witch” (First in The Last Apprentice series)

Revenge of the Witch (First in The Last Apprentice series) by Joseph Delaney  Tom Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son—so he occupies something of a magical position in life. Unfortunately, he needs to secure an apprenticeship, and, … Continue reading

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Horror! “Monstrumologist”

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey  Another entry in the true horror category, The Monstrumologist starts with the gruesome discovery by a grave robber of a partially-eaten corpse around which is wrapped another corpse of a human-like creature.  The grave robber, … Continue reading

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Horror! “Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman”

Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman      Lots of teens know who Neil Gaiman is. They’ve read some of his books or seen movies made from those books–Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Neverwhere. And Gaiman’s written several frightening adult … Continue reading

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Bullying Books: “Rotters”

  Rotters by Daniel Kraus   Such a weird story! The combination of bullying and horror story compelled me to finish the book, and I think it will appeal to anyone who likes really quirky stuff. Joey Crouch has lived … Continue reading

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