Reply to post #14
Themis - I've been mulling over your question about Coffin Road. I happen to - fortuitously - have read that one, so I'll say at the beginning that it qualifies because the teen character is placed in substantial peril during the course of the book and she is a "POV" character.
To clarify, in order to qualify under "chilling children," the book needs to have at least one individual under the age of 18 who is either imperiled or who is imperiling one or more other characters. Any book that qualifies as YA/MG horror qualifies for sure, and mysteries with a teen sleuth would also qualify as long as they involve actual danger for a main character who is also a "child."
By way of illustration, a book with a child victim wouldn't necessarily be a "chilling children" if all of the characters involved in the action are adults.