Author: Cynthea Liu

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $8.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: June 06, 2023

Deal ends: June 06, 2023


Cynthea Liu, author of Disney's junior novel Turning Red and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, pens a fast-paced, creepy mystery told with heart and humor.Age Level: 9 and up Grade Level: 4 and upIllinois Reads List AuthorU.S. Asian Pacific American Library Association SelectionBen Franklin Gold Award WinnerRoyal Dragonfly Award WinnerScholastic Book Clubs selectionOklahoma Book Award-Winning AuthorTwelve-year-old Paris Pan has moved to a small town where she has a real shot at making friends. But that friendship comes at a price. She must take The Dare, something that caused a girl to disappear on the very property she now resides. To make matters worse, Paris must play basketball against her will, eradicate a crush on the least desirable boy in seventh grade, and cope with a family crisis that was possibly caused by a chili dog.

A humorous, suspenseful middle-grade novel featuring a tween protagonist who is caught up in a "ghostly" mystery in a small town while navigating sticky situations at school and at homeGreat for children ages 9-12 who have grown out of chapter books and are looking for engrossing, fast-paced reading.Popular with both upper elementary and middle school girls and boys grades 4-7Addresses social issues from peer pressure, bullying, empathy, friendship, and moreMakes a wonderful tool or gift for anyone looking for a story featuring a diverse, spunky female protagonist

"Paris's desire for friendship will ring true with middle school readers." - School Library Journal "I have read it five times. Cynthea Liu, you are awesome, you write the best books in the world." Your number one fan, Hanna"We're going to do one chapter a night as our bedtime reading. It's really easy to read out loud, too. We're enjoying it!" - C. Tahmaseb, Parent"I bought two copies and gave one to [daughter's] best friend ... Meanwhile, they are reading (without being pushed) a chapter a night to each other ... Then they discuss the chapter and are LOVING the book." - Flora, Parent"Oh, I loved it! I finished it in one sitting tonight! Paris is a hoot!" - Kathleen, Children's Bookseller"I loved it too! I'm really looking forward to you visiting our school! I know the kids will really enjoy it!" - Courtney, Elementary School TeacherJust wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the book. I stayed up past my bedtime last night reading and then finished it over breakfast this morning, making myself late for work!" - Roxanne, Writer"A masterpiece. Child readers will grow up and present battered copies to their children who will wonder what all the fuss is about, then present even more battered copies to their children." FredTownWard ?????"Surprisingly creepy in parts, and freshly genuine throughout all ... the perfect starter scary story for the 10 and up set, and a charming addition to any Coming Of Age collection." - S. Mitchell ?????"Enjoyed the book. Even my mom read it. I received good points for my book report and my teacher was proud." - Vi ?????"It had everything in it; scary story element, the complexities with family, it covered emotional things to do with relationships of all kinds, how to be yourself and true to yourself, I thoroughly enjoyed the book." - Isaac Bawden, age 10 ?????