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Read by: Caitlin Greer
For Ages: 16 and up
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Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him -- but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent -- and irresistible -- adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.

What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?
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  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • ISBN 9780743582018 | 
  • May 2009 | 
  • Grades 11 and up | 
  • Lexile HL710
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Teen Author Nina Malkin Talks About Swoon

Nina Malkin's SWOON is a paranormal saga of possession, corruption, deliverance...and pure, impossible love.

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About the Author

Nina Malkin
Rosemary Padua Kassel

Nina Malkin

Nina Malkin is the author of five YA novels, including Swoon and Swear, one novella, and an adult memoir. She’s also an award-winning journalist specializing in pop culture and lifestyles, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and numerous other publications. Nina lives in her native Brooklyn with her musician husband and assorted felines. Visit her at


Author Revealed

Q. how did you come to write Swoon?

A. The concept of a contemporary girl who becomes possessed by the spirit of a boy from another century had been bobbing around in the brain snot for some time. Then, a betrayal in "real" life fueled the idea and — bang! — 83,386 words later, SWOON.

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