Pull Down the Night
In this coming-of-age sequel to “The Suburban Strange,” brothers Bruno and Sylvio transfer to Suburban High and find themselves entangled in its otherworldly mysteries and the uber chic clique known as the Rosary. This year at Suburban High School is just as troubling as the last. A curly-haired girl ghost is disrupting lives with dreaded “kiss notes,” and students are inexplicably sinking into depression. Bruno—the new kid on the block—discovers his natural map-reading abilities are actually supernatural. When the reluctant hero isn’t engaged in cosmic battles against evil, Bruno is swooning over the mesmerizing Celia and navigating the Goth sensibilities and musical obsessions of her clique. Author Nathan Kotecki is based in Durham. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover, 352 pages, $17.99; e-book $17.99.
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