The Precious Dreadful

The Precious Dreadful Review

Teddi Alder is just trying to figure out her life.

When she joins SUMMERTEENS, a library writing group, she’s only looking to keep herself busy, not go digging around in her subconscious. But as she writes, disturbing memories of her childhood friend Corey bubble to the surface, and Teddi begins to question everything: her friendship with her BFF Willa, how much her mom really knows, and even her own memories. Teddi fears she’s losing her grip on reality—as evidenced by that mysterious ghost-girl who emerges from the park pool one night, the one who won’t leave Teddi alone. To top it all off, she finds herself juggling two guys with potential, a quirky new boy named Joy and her handsome barista crush Aidan, who has some issues of his own.

As the summer unfolds, Teddi is determined to get to the bottom of everything—her feelings, the mysterious ghost-girl, and the memories of Corey that refuse to be ignored.

Title:The Precious Dreadful

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • ?Dani? ?Touch My Spine Book Reviews?

    I really enjoyed this novel! I was dragged in by the premise and was a bit shocked that this book is not what I expected but I still was completely engulfed in the story and loved Teddi. Teddi was a b...

  • Michael Araujo

    Warning! I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review! Warning! I might be a little biased, especially because I love the authors work! Warning! I swear I'll try my best to be br...

  • Hollis

    DNF at 14%.I have no idea what's happening here. And from what little I've seen I don't care enough to push on and figure it out. ** I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher (thank you!) in ...

  • Becky

    *3.5⭐I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought i...

  • Thamy

    How to rate this novel? 3.5, probably.One night, Teddi sees a girl in the park pool near her house but when she her crush Aidan gets there, no one is around. Aidan is sure she must have imagined thing...

  • Dayla

    This was a wild ride. Wow. Since it's still a few months away, all I will say is: How much can you trust Teddi and how ready are you for a mental adventure?Thanks to the author and Simon & Schuster fo...

  • Kim Stokely

    After reading Steven Parlato's first book, "The Namesake," I could not wait to read what he would write next. Fortunately, I was privileged to receive an ARC copy of "The Precious Dreadful." Parlato d...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Rating: 3.5 StarsI wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one. The Precious Dreadful caught my eye, because it eluded to some sort of mystery, suppressed memories, and some sort of paranormal elem...

  • Margo Kelly

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase.AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop ov...

  • Lynndell

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi’s summer vacation begins with a few options. She ...