Books by Adele Griffin

LOUD AWAKE AND LOST by Adele Griffin
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

There's not a lot that Ember is certain about except that she barely survived a horrific car accident, and her passenger did not.

After emergency surgery followed by eight months in a hospital, 17-year-old Ember arrives home with many visible scars, but the most troubling are those that don't show. Read full book review >

ALL YOU NEVER WANTED by Adele Griffin
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A sumptuously written examination of sibling rivalry and socioeconomic class. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters painfully discover that money can't buy happiness in this provocative family drama.  Read full book review >
TIGHTER by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"A contemporary reboot that does the original proud. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Drug addiction and tainted love mess with the mind of a befuddled au pair in this creepy update of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Read full book review >
THE JULIAN GAME by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

Out of boredom, Raye and her best friend Natalya create a phony Facebook profile for a college freshman named Elizabeth Lavenzck. Read full book review >
PICTURE THE DEAD by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

A brooding mystery set during the Civil War, this gripping ghost story of a young woman trapped by the confines of her gender and social standing is not altogether successful in its format. Read full book review >

THE KNAVEHEART’S CURSE by Adele Griffin
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

Having earned her Slayer's Pin with a twin killing in Vampire Island (2007), more-or-less vegan, more-or-less ex-vampire Maddy tackles a pair of tougher challenges in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >

VAMPIRE ISLAND by Adele Griffin
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

The author of the Witch Twins series leans toward Addams Family-style comedy in this tale of three vampire siblings trying, with mixed success, to make a go of it in New York. Read full book review >

MY ALMOST EPIC SUMMER by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

The clear, but occasionally unrealistic teenage voice of Irene Morse, a spunky, intelligent and sometimes melodramatic heroine, recounts the summer leading into her freshman year. Read full book review >

WHERE I WANT TO BE by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

Eighteen-year-old Jane Culvert is a passionate young woman with a knack for making everything seem magical. Read full book review >

OVERNIGHT by Adele Griffin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2003

A birthday slumber party becomes the undoing of a clique when one of the guests is abducted. Read full book review >

HANNAH, DIVIDED by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

If it's more common for girls in literature to be great readers and poor math students, then 13-year-old Hannah is certainly different. Read full book review >

AMANDINE by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

A charismatic, dangerous girl with a flair for drama first attracts and then repels both protagonist and reader in this disquieting story. Read full book review >

WITCH TWINS by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2001

Two novice Philadelphia witches discover both that magic is harder to control than it seems and that they're not as inseparable as they supposed, in this lighthearted family story with a twist, from the author of Dive (1999). Read full book review >

WITCH TWINS AT CAMP BLISS by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2001

Luna has begun to have some reservations camping, but her twin, Claire, is determined to be elected "Camp Bliss Girl." Read full book review >

DIVE by Adele Griffin
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

PLB 0-7868-2389-5 From Griffin (The Other Shepards, 1998, etc.), a poignant, perceptive tale of a teenager on a self-destructive spiral, seen through the eyes of his younger, more grounded stepbrother. Read full book review >

THE OTHER SHEPARDS by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Griffin (Sons of Liberty, 1997, etc.) peeks into the lives of two sisters, eighth-grader Holland and sixth-grader Geneva Shepard, who live in the shadow of three older siblings killed 18 years ago—before Holland and Geneva were born. Read full book review >

SONS OF LIBERTY by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A knot-in-the-stomach of a good book, as true and real as any this year: Griffin (Split Just Right, p. 555, etc.), in her disturbing portraits of adults as authoritative, abusive, and ineffectual parents, casts a dark shadow over the story of two teenage brothers leaving the safety of childhood. Intelligent writing and thoughtfully drawn characters amplify the process of two boys wending their way through the complexities of family relationships that are often beyond the scope of their understanding. Read full book review >

SPLIT JUST RIGHT by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

A teenager learns some unpleasant truths about her parents in this deceptively light-toned portrait of a two-member family. Although constant rehearsals and several part-time jobs keep her mother, Susan, so much on the fly that they seldom eat together and only communicate with notes, Danny still feels close to her; when she finds out from others that her mother has lost her bread-and-butter TV-commercial job and is waitressing to make ends meet, Danny is mystified and angry at the deception. Read full book review >

RAINY SEASON by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Set against a vivid picture of life in the Panama Canal Zone during the Carter Administration, this tale of a deceptively healthy military family trying to deny past tragedy has a theatrical flavor. In a 24-hour period in 1977, Lane, who is 12, and her younger brother, Charlie, join the rest of the neighborhood kids to hang out, build a fort, then row out to a low tower set in a nearby lock of the Canal. Read full book review >