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.