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


20th Century Ghosts — Joe Hill

To continue this week’s short story theme, I’ve decided to add 20th Century Ghosts to my 31 days of horror book recommendations. This collection is phenomenal! Joe Hill is one of my favorite new writers and every one of these stories had a profound effect on me as a reader. I was happily terrified […]

Black Juice by Margo Lanagan

After writing about Sideshow yesterday, I couldn’t stop thinking about other short story collections I’ve read and whether they could be defined as horror. Black Juice by Margo Lanagan may not be your typical collection of scary stories, but each of the strange tales she includes is haunting and has shades of horror within it. […]


Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists, and Other Matters Odd and Magical

This new collection of short stories is edited by Deborah Noyes, who also brought us the creepy collections: The Restless Dead and Gothic!

Just in time for October, this book is wonderfully eerie with stories from David Almond, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Vivian […]

31 Days of Horror

Beginning October 1st I will be writing a book review a day on horror fiction with teen appeal. This may seem like I’m asking for trouble, but when you love the horror genre as much as I do, spreading the word to others is a joy. There will be blog displays throughout the month highlighting […]