Noelle takes a summer nightshift job at the infamous Boy Meets Girl Inn, even though she’s well aware of the grisly murders that happened there decades ago. That’s why she has a diary—to write down everything she experiences in case things go bump in the night. But the inexplicable freezing drafts, the migrating rotten-flesh smell, and the misplaced personal items don’t really scare her. Noelle has bigger problems: her father’s ailing health, her friend Alfred’s inappropriate crush, and the sore spot on the back of her head that keeps getting worse.
When a party commemorating the anniversary of the original killings ends in a ghoulish bloodbath, Noelle’s diary becomes the key piece of evidence for investigators. But the cryptic and often incoherent entries suggest there is more to the bizarre case than can be rationally explained… (Flux Books)
“Grim, gross, and smart, this title will satisfy hard-core horror fans...” — School Library Journal
“Highly frightening and effective.” – Kirkus Reviews
NYC Reads 365 Recommendation, Grades 11-12
THE LONELY is about a girl named Easter who struggles with an affliction called The Lonely—a debilitating condition that affects all the women in her family. The Lonely makes people sad and it makes them lie a lot. One day Easter’s sister drops a boulder on her in The Woods and she’s forced to face those lies and spend her last day on earth bleeding to death. Which sucks. (Flux Books)
“Dark and daring, this memorable debut should appeal to teens with a black sense of humor.” – BOOKLIST
“Some teens will revel in this surreal world full of gruesome horror.” – VOYA