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message 1: by Krista (new)

Krista (kristakayj) | 4 comments Hi - looking for recommendations for scary or thriller style books appropriate for an 11 year old. Doesn't need to be middle grade style either - can be an adult pop fiction as long as there isn't anything badly inappropriate for the age.


message 2: by Laney (new)

Laney Nielson | 1 comments Have they already read any Lois Duncan's novels? If not, I'd start there. Although they might be more suspense than thriller. I would recommend I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER? (The movie is totally different from the book).


message 3: by Krista (new)

Krista (kristakayj) | 4 comments Laney wrote: "Have they already read any Lois Duncan's novels? If not, I'd start there. Although they might be more suspense than thriller. I would recommend I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER? (The movie is totall..."
Great thanks - will check with one out!


message 4: by Sue (new)

Sue | 2 comments Try the Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. Some of my students like the books by Mary Downing Hahn also.


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 129 comments Mod
I second Mary Downing Hahn

I saw this at my son's book fair last month and thought it looked interesting:
The Gathering (Shadow House, #1) by Dan Poblocki The Gathering by Dan Poblocki.

I enjoyed A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

My daughter loved the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine and a A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.

Are the books for a girl or a boy?


message 6: by Krista (new)

Krista (kristakayj) | 4 comments Sue wrote: "Try the Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. Some of my students like the books by Mary Downing Hahn also."
Great - thanks!


message 7: by Krista (last edited Jun 06, 2017 09:26PM) (new)

Krista (kristakayj) | 4 comments Diane wrote: "I second Mary Downing Hahn

I saw this at my son's book fair last month and thought it looked interesting:
The Gathering (Shadow House, #1) by Dan Poblocki The Gathering by [author..."


An 11 year old girl. She did read "Deep, Dark and Dangerous" by Hahn and really like it so will check out the others. Getting a great list here - thanks!


message 8: by Joc (last edited Feb 14, 2020 12:17AM) (new)

Joc | 4 comments Krista wrote: "Hi - looking for recommendations for scary or thriller style books appropriate for an 11 year old."

I'd recommend The Thickety, which is a compelling fantasy with great depth to its characters and a significant focus on kindness, self-sacrifice, forgiveness and redemption. There is no inappropriate content for children, but there are some dark parts, so it is more appropriate for those above 12.


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