Reading the description of Gretchen McNeil’s suspense/thriller Ten took me back to my pre-teen years when R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, Richie Tankersley Cusick, and Caroline B. Cooney dominated the shelves in my Walden Books. Eager to return to the style of books that engaged me as a young reader, I readily dove into the pages of Ten.
Meg and Minnie are best friends, and rivals for the heart of T.J. Meg, who is always looking out for Minnie, secretly hides her feelings for T.J. and babies Minnie because of her medical condition. She reluctantly agrees to attend a top secret, 3-day getaway with Minnie on a nearby island, thinking that she’ll spend her time relaxing and writing stories on her laptop.
Meg and Minnie share the luxury home not only with kids from their own school, but also