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Tighter

Tighter
By Adele Griffin
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011
Audience: Older Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf

This was based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, which I have never read. Therefore, I didn't see the ending coming. I knew that I couldn't trust the main character's narration or judgement. It was quiet creepy, not downright scary. I thought it would be one of those I couldn't read before bed but it was ok. So that party was a little disappointing but I loved the twist. I'm glad I read it but it wasn't my favorite.

From Goodreads:
When 17-year-old Jamie arrives on the idyllic New England island of Little Bly to work as a summer au pair, she is stunned to learn of the horror that precedes her. Seeking the truth surrounding a young couple's tragic deaths, Jamie discovers that she herself looks shockingly like the dead girl—and that she has a disturbing ability to sense the two ghosts. Why is Jamie's connection to the couple so intense? What really happened last summer at Little Bly? As the secrets of the house wrap tighter and tighter around her, Jamie must navigate the increasingly blurred divide between the worlds of the living and the dead. 

Brilliantly plotted, with startling twists, here is a thrilling page-turner from the award-winning Adele Griffin.

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