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James Preller
James Preller is the author of the popular Jigsaw Jones mystery books, which have sold more than 10 million copies since 1998. He is also the author of Bystander, named a 2009 Junior Library Guild Selection, Six Innings, an ALA Notable Book, and Scary Tales, a series of mystery-horror stories for... show more



James Preller is the author of the popular Jigsaw Jones mystery books, which have sold more than 10 million copies since 1998. He is also the author of Bystander, named a 2009 Junior Library Guild Selection, Six Innings, an ALA Notable Book, and Scary Tales, a series of mystery-horror stories for children. James worked as a waiter for a year, and then was hired as a copywriter for Scholastic publishers in New York. He worked for the SeeSaw Book Club, writing blurbs about literally thousands of children's books. "It was during this time when I first 'met' authors (through their books) such as James Marshall, Arnold Lobel, Maurice Sendak, Bernard Waber, Eric Carle, Joanna Cole, William Steig, and many more." This experience inspired him to write his own books. He lives in Delmar, New York with his wife, three children, cats and dog. For more information about him, please visit http://www.jamespreller.com/

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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 1 year ago
The summer before school starts, Sam's friend and classmate Morgan Mallen kills herself. Morgan had been bullied. Maybe she kissed the wrong boy. Or said the wrong thing. What about that selfie that made the rounds? Morgan was this, and Morgan was that. But who really knows what happened? As Sam exp...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 2 years ago
I just didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the first entry into the Scary Tales series. I think this is one of those cases where I'm just too old for the book. (It does happen occasionally in kidlit!) Everything was just too obvious and so I couldn't engage.However, for very young readers just st...
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it 2 years ago
Beautiful book. We like the story and the pictures.
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Fallen Over Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review. This is a very powerful book and it is brings up the issue that a lot of people face now a days especially young kids to teenagers to even adults. BULLYING. That is the key within this book but there is also suicide within this story. Th...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 3 years ago
This novel was amazing. I should have known it was going to be incredible when I realized I had two copies of this book checked from the library. The tone of the novel is honest and upfront, and at times it’s sarcastic as a male teen tells us the story from his point of view. We never know Morgan’...
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