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

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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
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Now You See Me" by Jane B. Mason is full of mystery that will entertain you throughout the story. Lena and her best friend love buying at thrift shops. One day Lena find what she has searched for ages...a Polaroid camera. As the friends take pictures they discover that there is someone else in the pictures. Who could it be? Lena tries everything to find the boy who appears in her pictures. Will she be able to find out the answer to this mystery? Or will it remain an unsolved mystery? Read this ...more
Ms. Yingling
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Holland 2010
Dec 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Both Lena and Abby just adore searching through thrift stores. When one day Lena comes across a polaroid camera. But, Lena keeps on finding a image of a boy that shows up in every picture that she takes with the camera. It can’t be true that Lena and Abby are being haunted, right? Mysterious and suspenseful, basically all I ever want in any book. In my opinion, this is a very exciting, and thrilling book, I loved reading it. The whole book has “edge of your seat suspense” so I just couldn’t wait ...more
Nadia Lotfy
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
This book is ok. It is about two girls that find what they have always wanted, a camera that spits out the pictures. They think that they are so lucky just to find out that maybe the camera could be haunting them. Every picture they take has a boy in it giving them evidence, clues, and maybe answers. I think this book is not the best-written book ever but it has a good story with many twists. I recommend this book to people who like to read books that have good stories with a little twist.
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: borrowed
I thought that this book was okay.I didn't really like this book because I don't like books that revolve around dark or goth things.I do like reading scary stories but I just don't like these types of books.Well anyways,that doesen't mean that other people would like this book.I would recommand this book to anybody that likes mystery or suspense books.
Apr 03, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I loved it, but I dont realy like ghost books.
Dharia Scarab
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Working to read through my back log of children's books so I can donate. Three stars is my default rating for children and YA books and indicates they are good for their audience.
Katie Fitzgerald
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the third Poison Apple book I read, and it sort of combines the themes of the first two and brings them together in their own story. The Dead End focused on a ghost with a message, while Miss Fortune focused on a creepy object. Now You See Me... is the story of an object - specifically, a vintage Polaroid camera - that is haunted by the ghost of its last owner, a young boy who died under tragic circumstances.

Abby and Lena, best friends and thrift shop junkies, find the camera in a thrift
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
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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
Jun 12, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
May 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Jul 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Xochitl Ruiz
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is about a girl and her best friend that like to buy used stuff and they bought a camera and the camera was hunted.They kept taking pictures and some blurry shadow was always in their pictures that they took.They first thought it was a glitch but it kept appearing until one day it spelled help me instead of Phelps.They were both shocked when they realised that and they were really freaked out on what they saw that day.Then one of them was having a nightmare about someone going after he ...more
Oct 28, 2013 added it
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
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: juvenile, 2012
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.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
the title of this book is called ''Now you see me...'' by Jane B. Mason. This is a scary book mostly talks about the person who is stalking them from this polariod camra that they bout from the thrift store. This book was about two best friends trying to find a guy that was stalking them. I liked this book because it make you a little bit frighten and bothered by the way that people didn't know about it.I recommed this book.
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.
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mary Kim
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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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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Poison Apple (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • This Totally Bites! (Poison Apple #2)
  • Miss Fortune (Poison Apple #3)
  • Midnight Howl (Poison Apple #5)
  • Her Evil Twin (Poison Apple #6)
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat (Poison Apple #7)
  • At First Bite (Poison Apple #8)
  • The Ghoul Next Door (Poison Apple #9)
  • The Ghost Of Christmas Past (Poison Apple #10)
  • The Green-Eyed Monster (Poison Apple #11)