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In the spirit of Halloween, we at OutlooK-12 are proud to present “The World’s Spookiest Booklist” courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, RIF’s mission is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.”

“Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly
ISBN-13: 978-1435137684 Publisher: Barnes & Noble

Dr. Victor Frankenstein never considers the consequences of his obsession.  For years, he labors to create a new race of intelligent beings.  He spends his nights scrounging body parts from graveyards, slaughterhouses and hospital dissection rooms.  By day, he experiments in his secret laboratory, perfecting the creature that he believes will worship him as a god.  But this hubris is not his sin.