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Duckling Ugly

by Neal Shusterman

When sixteen-year-old Cara, a girl ugly enough to break mirrors, is drawn to a place where everyone can be beautiful, her deepest desire is to return home to say goodbye and get revenge.

Mindbenders: Stories to Warp Your Brain

by Neal Shusterman

Ever have the feeling your head isn't screwed on right? That things just seem a bit...weird? Welcome to MindBenders. Not a place, but a state of mind. Think reality...with a twist. How twisted? Let's just say your brain will turn into a pretzel. By turns terrifying, hysterical, thought-provoking, bizarre, each story in this dazzling collection is a wild, high-octane, heart-thumping journey into the unknown.

Darkness Creeping II: More Tales to Trouble Your Sleep

by Neal Shusterman

Wondrously weird tales guaranteed to grab young readers.

Speeding Bullet

by Neal Shusterman

After Nick Herrera saved a little girl from being hit by a New York City subway car, things have been different.... He has been different. Now it seems as if accidents are falling at his feet and he's destined to play the role of the hero. But more importantly, Linda Lanko, one of the richest girls in the city, has noticed him -- a below-average student from a poor family. But is Nick's invincibility just good luck, or is something else responsible?

Dissidents

by Neal Shusterman

Moving to Moscow from Chicago isn't easy, especially if your mother is the US Ambassador. Derek must be well-mannered and presentable--there are parties to go to and state dinners to attend. but Derek has decided to break all the rules and risk everything to reunite a beautiful Russian girl with her dissident father living in exile. That means traveling hundreds of miles by train to the Romanian border. With the help of some young Muscovites, Derek begins a perilous journey. But he has a lot more to confront along the way than just the KGB. He must first face up to his mother and come to terms with the ghost of his dead father if he's ever going to succeed.

Dread Locks

by Neal Shusterman

A new series that combines elements of legends, myths, and fairy tales begins. Bored with life, 14-year-old Parker Bear perks up when a new girl arrives in town. Tara always wears designer sunglasses. When Parker realizes Tara's "friends" at school are developing strange quirks, he is too embroiled in his own cravings to stop her.

The Scorpian Shards

by Neal Shusterman

Six teenagers, each tormented by what seems to be an exaggerated adolescent affliction, come together to try to stop the "beasts" that threaten to destroy them and the world.

The Shadow Club

by Neal Shusterman

The "number ones" always get the glory. They win the races and take the gold medals, leaving the second-place kids behind in the dust. For Jared and Cheryl, nothing is worse than being second best, hidden behind someone else's shadow. Their idea to form a club of second-best kids seems harmless enough at first - they just want to air their bad feelings about their archrivals. But when that isn't enough to keep everyone interested, Jared suggests that the Shadow Club members play anonymous practical jokes on each other's enemies. Little does the Shadow Club know, however, that Tyson McGaw, the school reject, is eavesdropping . . . and little do they know how dangerous pranks can get. . . . If you've ever lost a race by a fraction of an inch; if you've ever suffered the agony of defeat; if you've ever been second best at anything. Then you've already won your membership in the Shadow Club, and you're bound to become wrapped up in this chilling page-turner.

The Shadow Club Rising

by Neal Shusterman

The Shadow Club doesn't exist anymore. The group of second-best kids used to play anonymous practical jokes on their rivals, until things spiraled out of control. Now Jared and the ex-Shadow Club members are having a hard time shaking their reputation. And when the new golden boy at school is the victim of a series of nasty pranks, everyone's convinced Jared is to blame. Determined to prove his innocence, Jared soon becomes wrapped up in a nightmare worse than anything the Shadow Club ever caused.

Antsy Does Time

by Neal Shusterman

A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.

Darkness Creeping: Tales to Trouble Your Sleep

by Neal Shusterman

A collection of 10 dark, disturbing tales that will leave young readers screaming for more.

Mindstorms: Stories to Blow Your Mind

by Neal Shusterman

A teenager and his mother embark on a whirlwind pleasure cruise, hoping to escape from their problems and searching for a little rest and relaxation. So they book passage on a no-frills excursion to the exotic Far East. Sounds like fun, huh? Too bad pleasure isn't on the ship's itinerary! Darren hears voices... in his head. Everyone thinks he's crazy. Even Darren begins to doubt his own sanity when a mysterious stranger pays him a late-night visit. Who is he? A time traveler, it turns out. A time traveler from 350 million years ago! A boy on his way back from a family holiday is annoyed when he picks up the wrong luggage at the airport. Well, he might as well try the clothes on for size, right? It's a perfect fit. Except for that weird third sleeve... Like a spidery fracture in an otherwise unblemished pane of glass, there exists in the mind a place where reality is warped to expose a world of distortions. Each of these stories is an unforgettable glimpse into that mysterious world--a place called MindStorms.

Mindtwisters: Stories to Shred Your Head

by Neal Shusterman

Think bungee jumping is a thrill? Meet a kid who skydives down the funnel of a tornado. Why not visit the shop in the local mall that sells alternate universes in little bottles. It's a lot of fun. Unless, of course, you open the little black bottle labeled "thermonuclear war." Now that could be a real blast. Hungry? A roadside restaurant in the middle of nowhere serves up a soup so delicious you may never want to leave. Or can't... Worried you might be turning people off? Well, how about the boy who must be locked up in a lead cell, otherwise people around him begin to disappear? Ever wonder what that evil neighbor of yours had got locked up in the attic? How about the entire world... Welcome to the world of MindTwisters. Hold on tight, you're about to be blown away.

What Daddy Did

by Neal Shusterman

Just One Big Happy Family... That's the way Preston Scott would have described his all-American family. His parents seemed to have everything, including the ideal marriage. Then Mr. and Mrs. Scott began to. fight - vicious, hurtful, drawn-out battles that went on day after day. Finally one day Mrs. Scott moved out. And that's when Preston's nightmare began... Preston is no closer to coming to terms with his feelings about him. Because how can you forgive your father for killing someone... when that someone was your mother?

The Schwa Was Here

by Neal Shusterman

A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.

Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales

by Neal Shusterman

Imagine being trapped forever in someone else's nightmare, with no means of escape. Or caught on one of the most terrifying roller coasters of all time, when suddenly the tracks ahead just disappear. Enter the world of Darkness Creeping, where hollow-eyed skulls arrive in the mail and nothing is as it seems. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner and beloved author Neal Shusterman walks on the dark side with this classic collection of masterfully creepy stories so horrifying, you may have to read them twice to remind yourself they're not real.

Mindquakes: Stories to Shatter Your Brain

by Neal Shusterman

From award-winner Neal Shusterman--author of The Dark Side of Nowhere and Scorpion Shards--comes a spectacular collection of stories that are by turns terrifying, comic, darkly inventive, thought-provoking, and always just slightly off-center.

Red Rider's Hood (Dark Fusion #2)

by Neal Shusterman

A familiar fairy tale becomes a brooding story about a city plagued by gangs. Red takes on the Wolves after they rob his grandmother. He joins them to discover their weaknesses, but at the next full moon, will he take up their murderous ways or take them down?

Bruiser

by Neal Shusterman

Tennyson: Don't get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted "Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty" by the entire school. He's the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, BrontË, dating him? One of these days she's going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it's not going to end well. BrontË: My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way--no right to threaten him. There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends--why he can't care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can't be explained. I know, because they're happening to me. Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love.

Neal Shusterman's Skinjacker Trilogy

by Neal Shusterman

Not every child who dies goes on to the afterlife. Some are caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It's a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost kids run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth. Allie and Nick don't survive the car crash, and end up in Everlost, where coins are more valuable than anyone knows, fortune cookies tell the truth, monsters are real, and the queen of lost souls lives in a once-beloved tower. Nick and Allie have to learn to survive in a world with different rules, and figure out who they can trust--and who they must oppose at all costs. At stake is nothing less than the fate of Everlost and the living world they have left behind. In this gripping trilogy, Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what just might lie in between.ples!

Full Tilt

by Neal Shusterman

Full of roller-coaster twists and turns, Neal Shusterman's page-turner is an Orpheus-like adventure into one boy's psyche.Sixteen-year-old Blake and his younger brother, Quinn, are exact opposites. Blake is the responsible member of the family. He constantly has to keep an eye on the fearless Quinn, whose thrill-seeking sometimes goes too far. But the stakes get higher when Blake has to chase Quinn into a bizarre phantom carnival that traps its customers forever. In order to escape, Blake must survive seven deadly rides by dawn, each of which represents a deep, personal fear--from a carousel of stampeding animals to a hall of mirrors that changes people into their deformed reflections. Blake ultimately has to face up to a horrible secret from his own past to save himself and his brother--that is, if the carnival doesn't claim their souls first!

Downsiders

by Neal Shusterman

Beneath the sewer grates and manholes of the city lies a strange and secret world called the Downside. Every Downsider knows that it's forbidden to go Topside, and most fear a collision of the two worlds. But fourteen-year-old Talon is curious about what goes on above ground, and one day he ventures out in search of medicine for his ailing sister. There he meets Lindsay, who is as curious about Talon's world as he is about hers. When Lindsay visits the Downside for the first time, she marvels at the spirit of the Downsiders, and the way they create works of art from topside "trash," like old subway tokens and forgotten earrings. As awed as she is by the Downside, however, she also questions its origins, and when she finds out that this fantastic world is not all it appears to be, she is determined to tell Talon the truth. Then a construction accident threatens to crush Talon's world, and his loyalty is put to the test. Can the truth save the Downside, or will it destroy an entire civilization? Neal Shusterman takes readers on an amazing journey into a place that's only a few steps away, yet beyond their wildest dreams.

UnStrung

by Neal Shusterman Michelle Knowlden

In this new ebook original short story, author Neal Shusterman opens a window on Lev's adventures between the time he left CyFi and when he showed up at the Graveyard.

UnStrung

by Neal Shusterman

An Unwind story.

The Dark Side of Nowhere

by Neal Shusterman

A classic science fiction novel from bestselling author Neal Shusterman is back in print.Jason is having a bad day. The kind of day when you just don't feel like yourself. Only for Jason, it's not just a feeling. He really isn't himself. Not anymore. Who is he? That's the problem. Jason isn't sure. And it's not just him. Everyone in town is acting weird. His friends. His parents. Everyone. Billington is usually such a normal town. As Jason is about to discover, nothing will ever be normal again....

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