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Exciting MG thriller
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
After reading Justina Ireland's YA, Dread Nation, which has a solid amount of scare, I was ecstatic to pick up her latest MG, Scream Site. There has been a micro-trend of horror MG lately, and this is absolutely up my alley.

Sabrina Sebastian dreams of being an investigative reporter and knows the right internship can help her become one. While she struggles to pick just the right story for her application, her best friend suggests she write about the Scream Site disappearances. Scream Site is a place people can post homemade scary videos, and the best, most successful videos could mean serious attention for the videographer and actors. When Sabrina looks through some of the most popular videos, she notices a few specific ones that seem just a little too real...and when the stars of those videos aren't heard from for days, eventually including her sister, she knows something dark is afoot.

While the biggest twists of the plot weren't as surprising as they could have been, the atmosphere makes this book a quick and exciting read. Even when I had strong guesses about what would happen next, the writing and characters, especially Sabrina, had me fully invested. Though Sabrina (understandably) scares easily, she is nonetheless brave and dedicated to finding her sister, making her easily relatable. I loved the depiction of her and Faith's relationship beyond the Scream Site as well. They used to be close, but they have drifted apart, and Sabrina doesn't quite understand why. I enjoyed their development immensely.

All in all, Scream Site is a fun thriller with heaps of heart.
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