1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War

Book One in a five-book series, cowritten with #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lisi Harrison!

Meet Whisper, Frannie, Sophie, Gemma, and Zuzu, five friends from Misery Falls, Oregon.

The town is abuzz as the 100th anniversary of the electrocution of Misery Falls’ most infamous killer, Silas Hoke, approaches. When a mysterious text message leads the girls to the cemetery—where Silas Hoke is buried!—life can’t get any creepier.

Except, yes, it can, thanks to the surprise storyteller who meets them at the cemetery, inspires the first-ever meeting of the Graveyard Girls, and sets the stage for a terrifying tale from Whisper that they’ll never forget.

Featuring illustrations by Flavia Sorrentino.

“This book is SCARY . . . and I don’t scare easily. 1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War is beautifully done horror, not just because it’s spooky but because the characters are so lovable.”—

Josh Berk, author of The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin

“The humor is strong throughout, and the story is strongest when keeping readers guessing about what’s real—both in the interpersonal conflicts and the seemingly supernatural happenings…. A good blend of spooky and silly.”


“This clever, fast-paced story is filled with thrills that will have readers flipping pages into the night.…The town of Misery Falls gives an eerie feeling resembling that of Fear Street’s Shadyside…. A strong first title for fans of scary stories, horror movies, and things that go bump in the night.”


“Genuinely frightening.”

Publishers Weekly