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The Secret of Fern Island (Shivers #12)

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Kenny's excursion to a desert island leads to solving the mystery of a missing boy and a cursed lighthouse.

Paperback, 119 pages
Published January 28th 1996 by Paradise Press Inc. (first published January 1st 1996)
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This is the best book ever!

I read this book a long while ago. I LOVED it! I haven't read it in awhile so I don't know if I still would like it as much, but it is one of the best Shivers books that I have read. I know the ending was pretty cool. That's about all for this book. So read it.
Trevor Wells
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young horror fans
I just finished this book and it was, for the most part, pretty good. But it's definitely not a book I would want to reread or a book that I'll remember a couple years from now. It was simply OK, nothing more and nothing less. All that aside, it is worth a read.

Plot Synopsis: Stephanie and her best friend, Kenny, have always been told not to go to Fern Island, the island that lies at the end of a rickety bridge. But every day, Kenny and Stephanie see a mysterious young boy fishing on the island.
The Shivers books were a part of my childhood. They were a cheaper version of Goosebumps which encouraged collecting a set of short children's horror stories.
Recently, these books have started being rereleased on Kindle but the covers have been changed, and much like Goosebumps, I much prefer the original covers.
I had about 5 of these books - they have since disappeared, presumably sitting in my parent's loft. I found a copy of this book at school. It was one which I owned and read many times
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As a child i loved the shivers books,although i think i only read about 3 of them,this one i loved it scared me but i loved it.Looking back now i can tell it is very well written and keeps the reading begging to know what happens next.All in all a great book.
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M.D. Spenser is a children's author, journalist and music critic. Born in the United States, he lives now in the UK.

"The Enchanted Attic," Book 1 of his popular SHIVERS series of novels for children, was republished as an e-book in August 2011. It is available at, Barnes & Noble, Sony and iBookstory. Book 2, "A Ghastly Shade of Green," and Book 3, "Ghost Writer," followed shortly
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