As part of this series, I've reread several YA classics fondly remembered for their thrills and chills. None were so delightfully age inappropriate as Christopher Pike's 1990 page-turner Fall Into Darkness, about a girl falsely accused of her best friend's murder. But she's been framed... BY HER ALLEGEDLY DEAD FRIEND.
Today, we tackle what is hands-down the most barmy book selected for our Halloween YA Book Club: Daughters of Eve. Originally published in 1979, it's about a girls-only extracurricular club co-opted by an ominous radical feminist, who encourages them to RISE UP. It is really something.
Welcome back to our Halloween YA throwback book club! Today we are tackling Cheerleaders: The First Evil, which follows "vibrant, blonde" sisters Bobbi and Corky Corcoran in their fight against a faceless menace stalking their squad. It remains amazing.
Hello, and welcome to a week straight of throwbacks to the spookiest stories from your childhood. Today we're tackling Mary Downing Hahn's Wait Till Helen Comes, a chilling tale of tweens struggling to help their troubled step-sister with basically zero parental supervision. Also, ghosts.