From the Series Night Fall ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High’s favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can’t wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar’s imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true…

Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who’s been following Omar at school. “I’m one of you,” Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions―but the only thing worse than Sophie’s cure may be what happens if he ignores it.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
Text Type Fiction—Paranormal
BISACS YAF021000, YAF026000, YAF045000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level Y
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138509
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Awards

Author: Shirley Duke

Shirley Duke has been writing in a variety of children's genres for twelve years. Before she began writing, she taught science and ESL at the elementary and secondary levels. In creating Unthinkable, a YA horror story in the Night Fall™ series, she drew on her high school ESL teaching experience for insight into what teens really like to read. Horror is a new genre for Shirley, and she found it exciting to create the special abilities of Sophie and Omar. She blogs about science books and suggests an accompanying activity at SimplyScience. Her blog includes some of Lerner's newest nonfiction. Unthinkable is her first book with Lerner.


  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2011