Stage Fright (Paperback)

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A new locked room scary story about thirteen-year-old Avery, who plans a séance at a deserted theater to bond with her friends, only to realize they’re locked inside with someone—or something—else. This spine tingling read is perfect for fans of Katherine Arden and Lindsay Currie!

When Avery returns to her hometown after moving away a year earlier, she is hoping to jump back into her friend group as if nothing’s changed.

Unfortunately, new interests, secret crushes, and changing dynamics get in her way. To reunite her BFFs, she suggests they host a séance at an abandoned theater that was the site of a horrible tragedy.

What starts as a fun outing, soon becomes a fight for survival after the group gets locked in…and discovers they’re not alone.

About the Author

Wendy Parris has always loved telling stories. So she studied film at Northwestern University, acted in small Chicago theaters after graduation, and even made up tales on the spot as part of an improv comedy troupe. Now she writes spooky books for tweens and teens. She lives in Illinois with her family in an old house that is probably not haunted. Her debut novel, Field of Screams, was a Junior Library Guild Gold Star Selection.

Praise For…

Praise for STAGE FRIGHT:

"Stage Fright is spine-chilling fun!"—Lindsay Currie, New York Times bestselling author of The Mystery of Locked Rooms

“This one left me breathless and turning pages frantically into the night. Wendy Parris’s latest is a scary treat and deserves a standing ovation!”—Dan Poblocki, #1 New York Times bestselling author of More Tales to Keep You Up at Night

"Stage Fright
is the book for your MG reader who loves a good scary locked room story!"—Fleur Bradley, award-winning author of Daybreak on Raven Island and Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.

"I couldn't put it down. Friendship drama that pulls you in, makes you laugh and breaks your heart? Check! Creepy ghost girl in a haunted theatre with odes to Hamlet? Yes please! Just make sure you read this one with the lights on."—Lorien Lawrence, author of the Fright Watch series

"It's a long night in a haunted theater, and the spotlight is on terror!"—D.W. Gillespie, author of Give Me Something Good to Eat

"Parris creates a haunting tale of ghosts, fractured friends, and malevolent evil that lingers long after the the final page."—Matt McMann, author of the Monsterious series

"A fast-paced, spooky tale exploring adolescent tumult and the uncertainty that comes with change."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593807996
ISBN-10: 0593807995
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English