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Now You See Me ... (Poison Apple #4)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  1,836 ratings  ·  58 reviews
This book has bite . . . When Lena and her best friend Abby find an old Polaroid camera, they never suspect that a creepy ghost story is about to develop!

Best friends Lena and Abby love searching through thrift stores for lost treasures. When they find an old Polaroid camera, they can't wait to try it out. But the photos that develop are troubling -- things that weren't re
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Published July 1st 2011 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published November 1st 2010)
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Ms. Yingling
Abby and Lena love to go to thrift stores, and Lena is thrilled and surprised to find a working Polaroid Impulse camera for only five dollars. The woman at the thrift store doesn't want to sell it, but is eventually convinced. The only problem? There is the image of a boy that shows up in all of the pictures, a boy who wasn't there and who becomes clearer with every picture. Middle school is about to start, but Lena is bound and determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. She and Abby consul ...more
This book is great!!!!!!I love this book because it has mysteries and it is scary.
So far 2 girls named Lena and Abby find this camera in a thrift store and in all the pictures there is a boy with a tower called Phelps water tower and every time they take pictures get clearer. They just found out that the boys name was Robbie and he loved taking pictures. During the evening of March 18,1998 he fell down that water tower and died then that water tower was torn down mysteriously. I think that the b
Holland 2010
when two best friends Abby and Lena find an old polaroid camera from the thrift store and when 11 year old Lena takes her frist shot a strange boy appeers in the photos thats when it's creeping out Lena and Abby.Lena thinks that the strange boy is a GHOST CRYING FOR HELP!Lena is desprest to find out the truth about the boy but she has one day to figer it out befor school starts.
Wil Lena every figer out the truth befor something eles happends? Will Lena be hunted for ever?
The main idea of this st
This was a really cute, well-written book about two young girls in a small town. They love to go thrift shopping, and one finds a great old camera and buys it. She starts taking pictures, and sees a boy in the photographs. He keeps becoming clearer and closer in each photo. Can they solve the mystery before it's too late for them?
I liked the book because it is about two girls who go to a town called Helps. They found a water tower with a boy who died in the 1990's.
I loved it, but I dont realy like ghost books.
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
Now You See Me by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens is a book in the Poison Apple series, which is a paranormal version of the series Candy Apple.

I was really excited to see that libraries around me.
Lena and Abby are best friends and are thrift store junkies. Both agree that they can’t use Ebay to find things they really want. They can only find them in thrift stores. Lena loves photography and has been trying to find an Impulse, an old, Polaroid camera. She finally finds one, but the shopk
Katie Fitzgerald
This book is the most impressive of the three Poison Apple titles I have now read. It is extremely well-plotted so that one event moves smoothly into the next and snippets of conversation here and there contribute in small ways to the overall story. I loved learning more about thrifting and haggling with shop owners, and also enjoyed the additional detail of Lena's father's jam-making. I also appreciated the way the authors portrayed librarians. As I mentioned in last week's review, the libraria ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Best friends Abby and Lena love thrift store shopping. They live for finding sweet deals.

So when the two find an old Polaroid camera at the shop, they couldn't be more thrilled. Especially when Lena's brother happens to have some of the film they need in storage, because the film company sent him the wrong kind of film and told him to keep it. It seems like destiny to the two friends.

When the two start taking pictures around town, however, a mysterious boy
Now You See Me, is a mystery book, so if you are into mystery books, I recommend this one. The story starts off with best friends Lena and Abby at a thrift store. They love to go shop for things that could be easily turned into something fashionable. At the shop, Lena found this really old Polaroid Camera and instantly fell in love with it. She decided to buy it but when the shop owner saw the camera, she freaked out and started yelling at them that the camera was not for sale. Why is that? Abb ...more
A good series book (ghost story) for about 3rd grade and up. Will appeal mostly to girls.

Lena and Abby, 7th graders, love thrift store shopping and they've been looking for a particular Polaroid camera ever since Lena's cousin sent her a box of film cartridges for that model. When they find the camera and Lena starts using it, there are mysterious additions to the pictures--a no longer in existence water tower and then various images of an angry looking boy whom they discover died some years ba
It was a quick and light read. I think these types of books would be good for children just starting to read chapter books.

But if I were to give a review with a mind of a 14 year old, I'd probably give it two stars, since I thought the plot could be elaborated more and have plenty more pages. Except this is a book intended for a younger audience, so I think they'd quite enjoy it.
Abby & Lena, who are best friends, finds a Polaroid that Lena has always wanted in a thrift store located in Phelps during summer. After having a fight over the Polaroid with the owner, strange things happen. Before Lena left Phelps with Abby & her father, she took a picture of a strawberry field without really intending to. Mysteriously, a picture comes out, before that she checked that there wasn't any film! After Abby & Lena shook this off saying that maybe there was another film ...more
I decided to read this book because my niece picked it up at the library and I thought it would be cute if we could talk about it. I wasn't expecting a whole lot from it, especially considering the age group it's targeted towards but I was pleasantly surprised.

A straightforward plot (girl begins to unravel a mystery after buying a haunted camera) and likeable characters move the story along nicely. The writing was simple without being too cute or cloying. The authors get bonus points for getting
Chelsea (my daughter) says, "This book was a really big mystery and was really cool!!! I think and know anyone who is looking for an excellent book should read this book!!!in some parts its funny others will make you think.i love this book and iam working on reading another poison apple book called "This Totally Bites". My mom even had to read Now You See Me it was so good!!! We made a few guess during this book on the mystery. But I saw one part in the book that said "Abby gave Abby a box of ti ...more
Rebecca McNutt
This was one of the few books in the Poison Apple series that I enjoyed. I think it's great that younger readers are shown that there is a whole world in traditional photography and film development that doesn't involve those stupid Smartphones and I-Phones and that sometimes older technology is better - though for Lena and Abby, they end up with a run of rather dreadful luck. Lena and Abby were original though, not your typical lazy, indifferent texting zombies of today's generation. The book's ...more
This was a so-so book for nighttime reading to the kids. My main complaint concerns the pacing--agonizingly slow beginning followed by a resolution that is so compressed it's hard to follow. Secondary complaint is the number and volume of extraneous narrative elements. For example--Mr. Giff makes jam. Lots of jam. Lots and lots of jam. Tons of detail about that. Ingredients, processes, tricks of the trade, and even pitfalls. You could probably make decent peach jam after reading this book even i ...more
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I read this to my daughter and we both enjoyed it.
Kept us guessing and wondering, fun and funky, flowed nicely and had a great ending too. She has now ordered two more in the series!
Andd Becker
The plot of this Reading Level 4 book is riveting; but students would certainly need to have background knowledge of Polaroid cameras to fully appreciate the book.
Mar 21, 2012 Courtney rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8 - 12 years
Abby and Lena are best friends who love thrifting together. When Lena finds an Impulse polaroid camera during one of their hunts, she can't wait to start taking pictures. As she and Abby experiment with the camera, the images convey a disturbing figure that seems to want something. Lena soon discovers that the camera belonged to a young man who died in a tragic accident. As each day passes, Lena begins to realize that the young man never left the camera, and he has unfinished business that he wa ...more
Natalie Burts
i really loved this book because it was really good.
I just read this awesome book called “Now you see me”!I forgot the author which is sort of sad.Its about a good 100-200 pages.
It was a mystery about two girls that find an old camera at a garage sale and find out somethings not right about the camera. They saw odd pictures in which they took. Something like a little boys face.
Anyways this book on the scary level was a 2 I thought it would be more because the starting was a little eerie but it was fun to read. So thats really all I have to say
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Of all the Poison Apple books I've read so far, this is my least favorite. I found the pacing slow and the story blah. The characters were OK, but the author used a plot device that was exactly the same in a previous Apple book and I don't think it was written by the same person.

The reason for the ghost haunting didn't make sense to me at all, if there even was one, and the 'resolution' to this was just plain stupid and way out there.

A disappointment.
Tay Pattison
I really liked this book a lot. It was really interesting. In the book two best friends Abby and Lena find an old Polaroid camera. When they take pictures with it, there is always a boy in the picture and with every picture the boy becomes more clearer and the girls get more spooked. All in all this is a really enjoyable book for pretty much anyone who likes a good read.
It was a really good book! I didn't like it as much a I hoped I would, but it was good nonetheless. The mysteries weren't really "scary" and it did not explain much about the boy's death (in my opinion).
This is about a girl that finds a ghost in an old camera that is trying to make up for stealing his mother's most precious earrings and the girl finds the mother and told her that the boy regrets his doing. The mother forgives her son and he finally rests in peace.I recommend this book who are fans of the poison apple series.
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Jane B. Mason grew up in a large family in northern Minnesota. She has written books for kids of all ages under many names and on many subjects, among them ghosts, Jedi, detective duos, princesses, twins, mean girls, and slam books.

Jane has lived in the midwest and on both coasts, but appears to have settled in Oakland, California, and writes almost every day at either a friend's dining room tabl
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