Alender, K. (2013). Marie Antoinette, serial killer. NY: Point.
This book is a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers option – and rightly so! The book opens with a beheading and a mysterious ghost. The majority of the action follows Colette as she is on a class trip to Paris with her French teacher. Colette is like all of us – she desperately wants to impress others. However, she comes to realize that she might be trying to impress the wrong people. With ghosts, strange murders, all the drama of teenage girls, mysterious French boys, and an eerie feeling of connection between Colette and Marie Antoinette, this book was an engaging read. I would recommend it to 6th graders and up.