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Margo Kelly loves to be scared … when she’s reading a good book, watching a good movie, or suffering from the hiccups. She enjoys writing mysteries and thrillers for young adults and hopes her stories give readers the goose bumps or the itchies or the desire to rethink everyday things. Margo is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. Her award-winning debut, Who R U Really?, and her second novel, Unlocked, are both available through Simon Pulse (an imprint of Simon & Schuster). Margo welcomes opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs. For more information visit: www.margokelly.net

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Margo Kelly Hi Kate! Hyde Park Books is awesome. I love that store and its owner. :) And YES! - - - Who R U Really? is perfect for a 14-yr-old. I recommend it for…moreHi Kate! Hyde Park Books is awesome. I love that store and its owner. :) And YES! - - - Who R U Really? is perfect for a 14-yr-old. I recommend it for mature 11-yr-olds and up. There's no sex, but there is a conversation that skirts around cyber-sex. There's no bad language, but there is violence during the climax at the end. I hope 2015 brings you all the books you want - - - and time to read them all. :)(less)
Margo Kelly Hi Sarah! Thank you. I love to write scary stories, because I love to be scared. Seriously! From a young age, I would stay up late at night watching…moreHi Sarah! Thank you. I love to write scary stories, because I love to be scared. Seriously! From a young age, I would stay up late at night watching scary movies, all alone and in the dark! Now my daughter and I watch movies in the dark together. Our family doesn't play "Hide & Seek" - we play "Hide & Scare" - - - we hide with the goal of jumping out and scaring the person who's seeking. It's funny (and startling). So ... I write scary stories for the simple reason that I like to be scared myself. If I get the goosebumps while I'm writing it, I hope it will also give readers the goosebumps while reading! I'm glad you enjoyed the book, and I hope you'll enjoy the next one: UNLOCKED which will be published in October 2016. Happy reading! Margo(less)
Average rating: 4.05 · 396 ratings · 172 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Who R U Really?

4.05 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Unlocked

4.06 avg rating — 95 ratings5 editions
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Margo Kelly added a status update: In case you missed the news: The e-book version of UNLOCKED by Margo Kelly is on sale for only 99 cents! HOLY SMOKES! If you like creepy, scary thrillers, grab this book before the price jumps back up to the regular price. Happy reading! ---> http://ow.ly/ZlTT30kNaAA
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This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter
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WOW! This was the best contemporary YA I've read in ages. SO EXCELLENT from start to finish.

THIS HEART OF MINE by CC Hunter is a captivating page-turner, love story, mystery, and so much more.

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The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé
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THE DARK BENEATH THE ICE is a terrific, creepy story that poses many questions, one of which is: can an inner demon cause paranormal activity?

While the opening lyrical prose of this story was beautiful, it also left my mind swimming with confusion, b
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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
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Fabulous. Excellent writing. I loved the concept of "old west" meets "middle east." I was engaged from the first page to the last. I look forward to reading the next in the series.
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The Secret Sea by Barry Lyga
The Secret Sea
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Hmm. After reading Lyga's "I Hunt Killers" trilogy, I was surprised to read this one by him. I was expecting another thriller aimed at the YA audience, but THE SECRET SEA is actually a middle-grade novel with a 12-year-old protagonist. Plus, at 446 p ...more
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The Scam by Janet Evanovich
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OH. I love this series, but I knocked a star off this one, because of the lousy cliff-hanger ending. I don't like those! Luckily for me, the next book was already out, and I was able to read what happened next.
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“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.”
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“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”
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