Nightmare by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Emily has never fit in her overachieving family. Instead of getting straight As, she sits in the back row and hides behind her hair. As a result, her parents have enrolled her at Camp Excel—an academic camp for underachievers—for the summer. Emily doesn’t want to go, and not just because she feels it isn’t necessary. She’s been plagued by a recurring nightmare since she was a child. And there’s something about this camp that feels familiar—has she been there before? Why can’t she remember?

With the help of two new friends, Emily discovers that her nightmare is not just in her head. Someone at Camp Excel has a secret—and will do anything, even murder, to keep Emily from uncovering the truth.

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About Joan Lowery Nixon

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Joan Lowery Nixon is the author of over 130 books for young readers and has been called "the grande dame of young adult mysteries."From the Hardcover edition.
Published December 18, 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 166 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Teenager Emily Wood has had a recurring nightmare involving a place she cannot name, a dead woman, and a menacing presence.

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Emily feels even more unsettled when her roommate urges her to choose one of the future-predicting symbols from her rune collection and Emily randomly selects one that warns that "forces of evil" are working against her.

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Emily Wood is the main character in Joan Lowery Nixon's latest book, NIGHTMARE.

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