July 6, 2012

Freaky Friday is a weekly post highlighting YA horror published between 1980 and 1999, originally inspired by Sharon’s Flashback Friday.

Title: The Stepdaughter
Author: Carol Ellis
Published: April 1993
Publisher: Point
Pages: 218

Everyone thinks Livvie is crazy not to like her mother’s new husband, but Livvie is convinced that the person wanted by police for a fifteen-year-old murder and her stepdad are one and the same.  (

It’s always the step-parent.  It’s built into their genetic code, to be nothing short of evil, hiding a terrible secret or tortures small animals in the basement.  Or all of the above.  And OF COURSE the marrying partner doesn’t believe a word of it from their child’s mouth.  Such good parents.

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