The Babysitter Murders

By Janet Ruth Young
(Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416959441, 327pp.)

Publication Date: July 26, 2011

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Everyone has weird thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. But one day, she has a vision of murdering him that's so gruesome, she can't get it out of her mind. In fact, Dani's convinced that she really will kill Alex. She confesses the thoughts to keep him safe, setting off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group.

Through the help of a brave therapist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice . . . and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid.




About the Author
Janet Ruth Young is the author of the teen novels My Beautiful Failure", Things I Shouldn't Think "(previously published as The Babysitter Murders"), and The Opposite of Music". She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Visit her at JanetRuthYoung.com.
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