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Many students asked for more horror books and scary books. I have asked them to give me specifics including titles, authors, and series that they think their classmates would like to read, also.
This is what they have told me they want:
really scary books.
really bloody and nasty books.
books like Saw.
books with ghost tales, or something demonic and bloody.
books that make you shudder and look over your shoulder.
I’ve tried to discuss issues on appropriateness for middle schoolers and parent objections, but they insist that "they" get to watch TV and movies plus buy any scary books they want, so the library should supply the books they are interested in, not just what is safe.
I am really interested in your opinion of this. How would you handle these requests? Which titles would you add? I need LOTS of suggestions. I’ll share some of the additional titles I’ve recently ordered in case you miss any, but I’d like to hear from you first.