Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Spooky Stories - Tales to read with the lights on!

NEW Teen Reads! Reserve them in the catalog.

Beating Heart
by A. M. Jenkins - Following his parents' divorce, 17-year-old Evan moves with his mother & sister into an old house where the spirit of a teenager who died there awakens & mistakes him for her long-departed lover.

Crandalls' Castle by Betty Ren Wright - Charli's impulsive uncle, Will Crandall, decides to buy the town's abandoned, possibly haunted castle and fix it up as a bed-and-breakfast, but Charli and Sophia, a clairvoyant orphan who has come to stay with the Crandall family, know his plan is somehow dangerous.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding - As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, & Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to rid the alleys of London's Old Quarter of the terrible creatures that infest them, their lives become entwined with that of a woman who may be either mad or possessed.

The Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes - Over the centuries, the inhabitants of a mansion, Kerfol, are haunted by the ghosts of dead dogs, fractured relationships, & the taste of bitter revenge.

Hell Phone by William Sleator - Seventeen-year-old Nick buys a used cell phone only to call his girlfriend, but strange and desperate people keep calling--one of them a denizen of Hell--begging for or demanding his help.

The Intruders by E. E. Richardson - When soon-to-be stepbrothers, Joel & Tim, start having the same nightmare after moving into a old house, they decide to investigate its source & the many other strange occurrences in their new home.

Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Tonya Hegamin - As 15-year-old Pemba adjusts to leaving her Brooklyn, New York, home for small-town Connecticut, a Black history researcher helps her understand the paranormal experiences drawing her into the life of a mulatto girl who was once a slave in her house.

Restless: A Ghost's Story by Rich Wallace - Frank, a teenaged ghost who has not been able to move on to a higher realm in the afterlife, tries to connect with his younger brother Herbie, a high school senior who was eight years old when Frank died.

The Seer of Shadows by Avi - In New York City in 1872, 14-year-old Horace, a photographer's apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.

The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong - After 15-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, & that she and her new friends are in danger.

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