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The Seance by Joan Lowery Nixon

Pros: classic YA horror from my childhood, good mystery and twists, nostalgic

Cons: I am biased and have none

TW: Murder, Blood, Occult stuff


I vividly remember a time long ago, sitting criss cross applesauce between the rows of bookshelves in my school library, legs falling asleep, reading this book. I can say with some certainty that The Seance, The Face on the Milk Carton and the Fear Street collection by R.L. Stine are the reasons I love weird books today. I will always love this book for being the road that led me here.

The book follows a young girl and her group of friends who decide to hold a seance one night. Spooky, right? Well it gets even spookier when one of the girls goes missing! DUN DUN DUN. It is very much your typical 1980's YA mystery paperback and I love it for that. I also enjoy the story and the mystery is one that had me stumped and therefore, impressed as a tween. I read it again a few days ago and it still holds up. I think it's great for paranormal mystery lovers of all ages.


Also, please enjoy my GoodReads review and follow me there if you'd like! This review is a great summary of all the things I plan to discuss at length below.



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