Teen Booklist

  • Getting the Girl: a Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

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    By Juby, Susan 

    Ninth-grader Sherman Mack investigates the "Defilers," a secret group at his British Columbia high school that marks certain female students as pariahs, at first because he is trying to protect the girl he has a crush on, but later as a matter of principle.

  • Grooves: A Kind of Mystery

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    By Brockmeier, Kevin  After a seventh-grader discovers that the grooves in his Thigpen-brand blue jeans are encoded with a cry for help, he sets out to save the factory workers from greedy entrepreneur Howard Thigpen.
  • Half-Moon Investigations

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    By Colfer, Eoin  Twelve-year-old private investigator Fletcher Moon, nicknamed "Half Moon" because of his shortness, must track down a conspiracy or be framed for a crime he did not commit.
  • Hangman's Curse

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    By Peretti, Frank 

    When several students at Baker High School are stricken by an alleged curse of the school's ghost, Elijah and Elisha Springfield and their parents, undercover investigators, are sent to uncover the truth behind the events.

  • House of Dies Drear

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    By Hamilton, Virginia 

    A black family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

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    By Nickerson, Sara 

    With a swimming medal, the key to a mansion, and a comic book about a half-man/half-rat as her only clues, a twelve-year-old girl seeks the true story of her father's mysterious death four years earlier near an island in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Hunted: Fake ID

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    By Sorrells, Walter 

    After a lifetime of moving and assuming new identities, sixteen-year-old Chass begins to piece together the disturbing past that haunts her and her mother and which involves a mysterious tape, a deceased popular singer, and the secrets of several people in a small Alabama town.

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

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    By Duncan, Lois 

    After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave, and he's looking for more than an apology.

  • I So Don't Do Mysteries

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    By Summy, Barrie 

    When thirteen-year-old Sherry is visited by the ghost of her mother asking Sherry to help solve a case involving rhinoceros poaching at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sherry's involvement not only helps save the rhinos, but it also brings mother and daughter closer together than ever before.

  • If The Witness Lied

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    By Cooney, Caroline 

    Torn apart by tragedies and the publicity they brought, siblings Smithy, Jack, and Madison, aged fourteen to sixteen, tap into their parent's courage to pull together and protect their brother Tris, nearly three, from further media exploitation and a much more sinister threat.