October 8, 2009

Throw Back Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a meme started by Taste Life Twice and is a post about a book that has been out for a while that deserves to be talked about again because yes, it was that good!

This Thursday I'm not just throwing back to one book, but to the entire work of Lois Duncan. I remember reading Daughter's of Eve back when I was in school (and I'm talking like middle school!) and LOVING it! I then went on to read:

Down a Dark Hall (still my favorite)
I Know What You Did Last Summer - nothing like the movie
Stranger With My Face
Killing Mr. Griffin. I laugh at this one now because I'm an English teacher
Summer of Fear

Check out the covers in the slide show.  They are pretty cool, but they are not the covers I remember at all.  I searched and couldn't find any pictures of the old covers.  The only old cover I really remember that I could get a pictures of was Down a Dark Hall.  Here it is:

I still suggest her books left and right to my students. They look at me like I'm crazy when I talk about loving them at their age, but if they get past that and try one - they want to read more :)

So on this Thursday, take a moment and check out Lois Duncan. You can find her website here. I think I may have to reread Down a Dark Hall after writing this post!

psssst - she also wrote Hotel For Dogs - yes the book the movie was based on.


  1. Great recommendations...I still have a few unread Duncan novels. I'll get on it.Down a Dark Hall looks really good!

  2. I remember going on a Lois Duncan reading rampage at some point (13?) and loving them. I loved Daughters of Eve even though it creeped me out and there was another book about a girl and time travel or something that I liked a lot too. It was set in Louisiana which I found cool.

  3. I have a giveaway on my blog that includes a pack of Lois Duncan books. Check out my sidebar for the link. :)

  4. I've never heard of this. Coool. I have to check this out. Great idea.

  5. I love Lois Duncan, but there's some of hers I still haven't read and I'll have to fix that. My favourite is Locked In Time, which is one of those novels I'll never forget. Her books are awesome.