Tighter by Adele Griffin

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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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About Adele Griffin

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ADELE GRIFFIN is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, both National Book Award finalists. She is also the author of Picture the Dead, The Julian Game, and the Witch Twins and Vampire Island middle-grade series. Adele lives with her husband and young daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
Published May 10, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 226 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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But once in place, Jamie is tormented by gossip of last summer’s nanny, a reckless girl named Jessie, and her boyfriend, Peter, who died in a plane crash.

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Griffin (The Julian Game) offers a modernized version of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw that stars Jamie, a young au pair who is fast becoming a prescription drug addict.

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After reading Tighter, I reread Turn of the Screw, and that reaffirmed my belief in the governess as a reliable narrator.

Sep 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Tighter

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And when she learns that she bears an uncanny resemblance to the au pair who worked with Isa and Milo the previous summer only to die under mysterious circumstances, Jamie starts wondering if the figures she sees haunting the grounds of the family mansion are ghosts, the product of an overactive ...

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This book is good for teens who like ghost stories or stories about characters with mental disorders.

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