Teen Services Librarian
Jen Petro-Roy
978-256-5521 x125

Chelmsford Public Library 25 Boston Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
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What Has Jen Been Reading?

Jen's books

tagged: ya and 2015
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
tagged: 2014, arc, ebook, and ya
Speaker for the Dead
tagged: ya and 2015


2 for 1

I know…I know…it hasn’t been a week and I already missed a day.  BUT, seeing as how it was a Sunday that I forgot to post, I’ve decided to forgive myself and mention 2 horror titles today to make up for my lapse.

I’ve mentioned several short story collections and will most likely spend the remainder of the month discussing novels, so today I thought it would be fun to recommend two novella collections–Different Seasons by Stephen King and Prom Nights from Hell–by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephenie Meyer and Lauren Myracle.


Different Seasons includes four novellas–3 of which have been adapted for the screen–Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body (renamed Stand by Me for the film) and The Breathing Method.  These are four very different stories that all illustrate the light & the darkness inherent in people.  These tales show that horror and beauty can exist simultaneously and that evil may be present in the old man who lives down the road or your high school’s premier athlete and golden boy.


Prom Nights from Hell is pure fun.  Each of these extraordinary authors present a paranormal prom story in their own unique writing style.  My personal favorite of the bunch was the modern retelling of the Monkey’s Paw by Lauren Myracle.  It was fast, fun and scary.

batgirl~Tricia is CPL’s teen librarian and is looking forward to watching a scary movie after dinner tonight.

6 comments to 2 for 1

  • Pink Lemonade

    Lauren Myracle re-writes the monkey’s paw? We were just talking about that in english class a week ago! That is so weird! I wish I could watch a scary movie tonight. But…too much homework. Ugg! Have fun watching it!

  • Pink Lemonade

    okay.. I just finished reading the modern update of the monkey’s paw one… and it was SOOO much better than the original one. I actually understood it! Although reading the original one did help because I understood the ending. Now on to read the rest!

  • Pink Lemonade

    wait a minute.. why does the time say 2:01? it’s 4:01! weird…

  • Pink Lemonade

    Prom nights from hell was a good book- I liked the monkeys paw one and the one with the roller derby the best.

  • Tatiana

    Is that book at the library or no?

  • Both titles are at the library. You can click on the picture of the book to see it in the library’s catalog. If you need help, give us a call and we can track the book down for you.

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