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Enjoyed Stranger Things? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Stranger Things. Here are 28 books that you may like if you liked Stranger Things.

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A Novel
Stephen King - 1987-10-01 (first published in 1986)
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This creepy novel takes place in a small town called Derry, where the haunting is all too real. A group of teenagers stumbled upon a horror that has drawn them back as adults, forcing them to face an evil without a name. Be prepared for a thrilling and chilling read.
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Stephen King - 1998-01-01 (first published in 1980)
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Inheriting powerful pyrokinetic abilities from her parents, Charlie McGee is being pursued by the government who wants to harness her skills as a weapon. "Firestarter" explores the consequences of scientific experimentation and the lengths people will go to control those with special abilities.
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Meddling Kids
A Novel (Blyton Summer Detective Club Adventure)
Edgar Cantero - 2017-07-11
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A group of former teen detectives reunite to solve the mystery they thought they'd already solved. In Meddling Kids, Edgar Cantero combines H.P. Lovecraft-style horror with a love of Americana for a story full of thrilling twists, humor, and unexpected emotions.
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The Secret History
Donna Tartt - 1992-09-11
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Elite college students learn under the tutelage of their enigmatic professor, discovering a new way of life. But as they veer from traditional values, morals unravel and they succumb to depravity. The Secret History is a haunting tale of obsession, corruption, and eventual descent into evil.
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Something Wicked This Way Comes
A Novel
Ray Bradbury - 1998-03-01 (first published in 1962)
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Step into the hypnotic and dark world of Ray Bradbury's masterpiece about a sinister carnival that brings terror to Green Town, Illinois. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show promises to fulfill all desires, but at a terrible cost. Follow two friends who uncover its secrets and face the stuff of nightmares. Something Wicked This Way Comes is a timeless classic, suspenseful and frightening, that has endured in the American literary canon.
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Paper Girls Volume 1
Brian K Vaughan - 2016-04-05
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In this ongoing comic book series, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Cliff Chiang spin a thrilling tale set against the backdrop of Halloween night in 1988. Follow four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls as they uncover a story of epic proportions - one that will change their small town forever. Get ready for action, sci-fi tech, and intriguing plot twists in this can't-miss comic series.
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Sawkill Girls
Claire Legrand - 2018-10-02
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Sawkill Girls is a haunting coming-of-age story about three teenage girls who unite to fight against an insidious monster preying on young women. This eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength has received five starred reviews and has been named one of YALSA's 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults. The author of Furyborn delivers a spine-tingling novel ripe with themes of complicity, female camaraderie, and power. Set against the backdrop of Sawkill Rock, where girls have been disappearing for decades, Sawkill Girls is perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Stranger Things.
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White is for Witching
Helen Oyeyemi - 2009-05-01
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Discover a mysterious and captivating tale of family legacies, hidden passages, and buried secrets in this award-winning novel by a Granta Best Young British Novelist. White is for Witching follows the lives of the Silver women, who have always had a strong connection that reaches across time and space. When Miranda's mother suddenly passes away, strange things begin to happen in the family’s grand and cavernous house in the closed-off town of Dover, England. A captivating and terrifying meditation on race, nationality, and family.
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Stephen King - 2005-01-01 (first published in 1974)
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In this chilling novel, a young girl with a terrifying gift struggles to control her power. But when pushed too far, she unleashes a wave of destruction at her senior prom.
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My Best Friend's Exorcism
A Novel
Grady Hendrix - 2016-05-17
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Two childhood best friends bond over E.T. and scratch-and-sniff stickers, but high school exposes Gretchen's demon possession. Abby will do anything to save her friend, forming unlikely alliances in a quest to beat the devil. Will their friendship survive the supernatural?
Boy's Life by Robert McCammon
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson
Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale
His Bloody Project by Graeme MacRae Burnet
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel