Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.750885
A stylish debut mystery with the perfect balance of sweetness and scares!



Thirteen-year-old Bernie's summer is looking pretty grim. It's hard to make friends when your family runs a monument company, and your backyard is littered with tombstones. It's even harder when your mother suddenly refuses to leave her room . . .

To make matters worse, her father has just hired a new artist to engrave the headstones--the creepy Mr. Stein. Bernie has a bad feeling about him right from the start, and after snooping around his cottage, she discovers an engraved portrait of their neighbor . . . a woman who promptly dies the next day. And it's not just a weird coincidence. The pattern continues, and Bernie realizes that Mr. Stein has begun engraving headstones before people die, which forces Bernie to ask a horrifying question: Is Mr. Stein predicting the deaths . . . or causing them?
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on October 29, 2013 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545519306
ISBN-13: 9780545519304
1 Book Review
  • koderrose
    koderroseTuesday, October 29, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    AWESOME! WANT TO READ IT!