Secondary SBCUSD Reads - October
Middle School Recommendations
I went up the hill, the hill was muddy, stomped my toe and made it bloody, should I wash it? Dive into this spine-tingling world, where a thrilling game of hide-and-seek takes a sinister turn. One by one, everyone who plays the game disappears, pulled into a world of nightmares that come to life. Racing against time, they must unravel the town's dark secrets to escape its haunting grasp. Will they conquer their fears or be lost forever?
Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, weakening havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd’s witch grandmother, Babetter, and her tubby tabby, Chuch, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucy's firefly spirits before it is too late.
High School Recommendations
This book ramps up the horror with a twist on Stephen King’s Carrie. Springville, Georgia, is a town with a dark past. When a rainstorm reveals Maddy Washington's secret—that she is biracial—the town's racist roots are exposed. Maddy is targeted by bullies and bigots. As the town's first integrated prom approaches, tensions rise and Maddy's secrets threaten to destroy her. But she will not back down, even if it means fighting for her life…and destroying all of theirs.
ONE KILLER. THIRTEEN VICTIMS. A MILLION VIEWS. A decade ago, Jess lost her mother to the Magpie Man, an infamous serial killer who is still at large and planning to kill again. Now, she's going to use her new platform as the star of a YouTube reality series to catch him. That is, if he doesn't catch her first. Jess's online show means that everyone is talking about her mother's murder case. But fame comes with its downsides. The whole world is watching her every move. And it's hard to know who she can trust. Could the Magpie Man be lurking closer to her than she thought? Is he watching her right now?