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Episode 41 — Stories of Suspense


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 14:21
Original Air Date Published August 02, 2011

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


Episode 41 – Stories of Suspense


Episode 41 – Stories of Suspense

Most teens love to read stories of suspense: that is, books that keep readers on the edge of their seats, worrying about the fate of the main character and repeatedly asking the question, “What happens next?” In this episode, you’ll hear about a range of titles that rely on some form of action, mystery, or suspense to draw teens into a page-turning storyline.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode include:

  • Trapped by Michael Northrop (Scholastic, 2011)
  • Girl, Stolen by April Henry (Henry Holt, 2010)
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Simon & Schuster, 2011)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins, 2011)
  • Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick, 2011)
  • Numbers by Rachel Ward (Chicken House, 2010)
  • Strings Attached by Judy Blundell (Scholastic, 2011)
  • Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera (Albert Whitman & Co., 2011)