Released: May 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Target Age: Young Adult
Summary: from Barnes and Noble
Something very strange starts happening in Nightshade the summer that the eldest Giordano sister, Rose, gets a job working at Dr. Franken's research laboratory. People are starting to see double. Doppelgängers of Nightshade residents are popping up all over town. Daisy, Rose and Poppy think it's a coincidence, until the rumors start that their father, who disappeared several years ago, has been spotted in town.
Meanwhile, Daisy's beau, Ryan is spending all of his time training for football, and like the other guys on the team, he's grown enormous almost overnight. Samantha Devereux's boyfriend's neck has doubled in size since school ended. Could the football players be resorting to extreme measures to win? Between summer jobs, sugar rushes, and beach parties, the Giordano girls get to the bottom of these mysteries and more.
I have to admit I really enjoy this series! Marlene Perez has created such a cute, campy series that is appropriate for even young, young adults and still manages to be fun and entertaining for the oldest of us young adults. One reason that I like this series so much is because it makes me laugh, and I just love Daisy and her sisters. Daisy's reaction to seeing Ryan after she's been gone all summer is hilarious. Dead Is Just a Rumor is coming out in a few days and I'm really looking forward to seeing what troubles hit Daisy this time. If you haven't started reading this series yet, you should! It's a good time.