Best horror books for teens

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Best Teen Horror/Suspense/Thriller ( books)

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Top 5 YA Novels for Horror Fans

9 Scary Books for Teens to Read Based on Movies

As a kid, I Iong questioned why on earth I would subject myself to scary reads — the slightest glimpse of just the cover of a horror movie VHS tape at my neighborhood video store could give me nightmares for days. But I came of age in the era of Christopher Pike and R. And, in reading those, I realized that the great thing about scary books is that — unlike with films — you can go at your own pace and imagine the scenes yourself. As other book trends come and go, horror is a trusty genre, and one that — judging from some of the classics listed here — holds up over time. These 13 creepy books some old, some new are sure to haunt teen readers in all the right ways.

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If you grew up terrified by classic YA thrillers by authors like Lois Duncan and Christopher Pike, you may not be prepared for the intense horror of the new generation of scary YA books. Read these…if you dare. She also becomes haunted by lurid visions, disturbing voices, and questions about her own sanity. She is a living force, bent on manipulating her inhabitants to her twisted will. And the only person standing between them and their perfect future is campus superstar Delilah. So she runs away in search of a new home. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul.

Is there anything more terrifying than a carnival rollercoaster? Tess spies a dark figure running from the crash, and soon realizes this was no accident. Fans of the Final Destination movies will find much to scream at here. Fans of classic nineties horror flicks like The Faculty and Disturbing Behavior will recognize similar tropes in Caroline B. Martha has a new stepmom and a new house.


  1. Cuyen S. says:

    As other book trends come and go, horror is one genre that holds up over time. These scary books for teens are sure to haunt readers in all the right ways.

  2. Muhammad B. says:

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  3. Mirta G. says:

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