A secret portal leads to danger and darkness in this seventh book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike’s Spooksville series.
At Sally’s insistence, the gang sets out to find the cool and sophisticated Bryce Poole. He went off to investigate the Secret Path a week ago and hasn’t been seen since. When they find his backpack abandoned next to Madeline Templeton’s tombstone, they know he’s gone to a different realm. Sally, Adam, and Watch travel through the tombstone’s portal and find themselves in a better version of Spooksville: it has all the same buildings, except everything is brighter and more beautiful. Even the cheeseburgers taste better. But something dark lurks beneath this sunny Spooksville...
Christopher Pike is a bestselling young adult novelist and has published several adult books as well—Sati and The Season of Passage being the most popular. In YA, his Last Vampire series—often called Thirst—is a big favorite among his fans. Pike was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Los Angeles. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his longtime partner, Abir. Currently, several of Pike’s books are being turned into films and in the fall of 2022, Netflix will be releasing a ten-part series entitled The Midnight Club, based on Pike’s novel of the same name. The Midnight Club also draws from a half dozen of Pike’s earlier works. Presently, The Season of Passage is being adapted as a feature film by Universal Studios while Chain Letter—one of Pike all-time bestselling books—is also being adapted by Hollywood. At the moment, Pike is hard at work on a new YA series.
Publisher: Aladdin (October 29, 2013)
Length: 128 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Lexile ® 590L
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