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FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR: Ghosts

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The dead girls of Hysteria Hall

Alender, Katie, author.

TEEN ALENDER

Sixteen-year-old Cordelia and her family move into the house they just inherited in Pennsylvania, a former insane asylum the locals call Hysteria Hall--unfortunately the house does not want defiant girls like Delia, so it kills her, and as she wanders the house, meeting the other ghosts and learning the dark secrets of the Hall, she realizes that she has to find a way to save her sister, parents, and perhaps herself.

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As dead as it gets

Alender, Katie.

TEEN ALENDER

"Alexis battles a more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and one whose fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine"-- Provided by publisher.

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The summoning

Armstrong, Kelley.

TEEN ARMSTRO

After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.


The Night Gardener : a scary story

Auxier, Jonathan, author.

J AUXIER

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

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The seer of shadows

Avi, 1937-

J AVI

In New York City in 1872, fourteen-year-old Horace, a photographer's apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.


Anna dressed in blood

Blake, Kendare.

TEEN BLAKE

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.


Anya's ghost

Brosgol, Vera.

TEEN BROSGOL

Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.


The graveyard book

Gaiman, Neil.

TEEN GAIMAN

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.


The other side : a teen's guide to ghost hunting and the paranormal

Gibson, Marley.

TEEN 130 GIBSON

Written by three real-life ghost hunters who have more than 50 years of experience, this guide imparts their knowledge and wisdom on to the next generation of ghost hunters. It includes advice on how to set up a ghost hunting team, information on the equipment needed and how to use it, where to look for spirits, and more.


Ghost flower

Jaffe, Michele.

TEEN JAFFE

Eve is a runaway with a shadowy past. Bain and Bridgett approach her as Eve is working at the Starbucks on the outskirts of Tucson. They want Eve, who looks exactly like their cousin Aurora, who disappeared three years ago, to stage Aurora's dramatic return, fool the family, and get the money Aurora is due to inherit and split it with Bain and Bridgett. Eve slips easily into the role of Aurora until the ghost of Eva's friend Liza, who died on the night Aurora disappeared, says that there is more to her own death than anyone thinks. And is Liza's ghost there to protect Eve, or does it have an agenda of its own?


The name of the star

Johnson, Maureen, 1973-

TEEN JOHNSON

Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

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Odd Thomas

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-

FIC KOONTZ

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. He tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.


Razorhurst

Larbalestier, Justine, author.

TEEN LARBALE

In 1932, in Sydney's deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, where crime and razor-wielding men rule, two girls with contrasting lives who share the ability to see ghosts meet over a dead body and find themselves on the run from mob bosses.


The haunting of Sunshine girl

McKenzie, Paige, author.

TEEN MCKENZI

Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn't recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy.

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Ghost hunting for beginners everything you need to know to get started

Newman, Rich, 1968-

133.1 NEWMAN

If you're one of the fans of ghost hunting TV shows, itching to get off the couch and track some spirits on your own, this book provides everything you need to know to conduct a successful paranormal investigation.

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Spook : science tackles the afterlife

Roach, Mary.

129 ROACH

The author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers explores how science has attempted to study our post-mortem fate. Roach traces early psychical research to current US investigations of near-death experiences and case studies by the International Centre for Survival and Reincarnation Researches. The title belies her desire to get scientific validation for free-floating consciousness.

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The lovely bones : a novel

Sebold, Alice.

FIC SEBOLD

Sebold's mesmerizing and luminous first novel--a #1 national bestseller--builds a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, and even joy, following an unspeakable tragedy.


Thirteen chairs

Shelton, Dave, author.

TEEN SHELTON

When Jack enters the deserted house in his neighborhood, he finds a group of people who invite him to take the thirteenth chair in the room and share a story--in the house where the ghosts meet.


Barbarian lord

Smith, Matt (Illustrator), author, artist.

TEEN SMITH

Cheated of his lands and banished through the trickery of his enemies, Barbarian Lord recruits allies and battles monsters, ghouls, and bad poets in his quest for justice.


The afterlife

Soto, Gary.

TEEN SOTO

A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance.


Pacific Northwest haunts : a ghost hunter's field guide

Teeples, Joe.

133.1097 TEEPLES

Over 270 locations in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon that ghost hunters can visit.


Ghostopolis

TenNapel, Doug.

TEEN TENNAPE

Garth Hale is as good as dead...The only problem is he's still alive. When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special powers. Soon he finds himself on the run from the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who wants to use Garth's newfound abilities to tighten his grip on the spirit world. After Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, nearly losing hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.


Break my heart 1,000 times

Waters, Daniel, 1969-

TEEN WATERS

In the aftermath of the Event, which made seeing the dead a part of life, Veronica and her friend Kirk investigate why the ghosts seem to be gaining power and stumble upon the sinister plot of a teacher who is seeking a replacement for his dead daughter.


Ghosts

Webb, Stuart.

TEEN 133.1 WEBB

Recounts stories of ghost sightings, haunted places, and possession.


In the shadow of blackbirds : a novel

Winters, Cat.

TEEN WINTERS

In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to seĢances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.


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