Something Wicked (The First Tale of the Zodiac Cusp Kids) by Sarah Dale
It’s 1983. Angie, Jenny, and David are watching MTV, riding bikes, and looking forward to their summer vacation before they start junior high school. Lincoln, Nebraska is a pretty quiet place to grow up, and when the kids take off at 5:00 am to deliver newspapers on Jenny’s route, they aren’t expecting trouble. So, when a creature straight out of a horror movie appears, the kids are forced to draw on their wits, their strengths, and most of all their friendship to survive.
Something Wicked is the first of seven stories drawn from Angie’s diaries. Kept safely hidden for decades, they tell how the kids spent their teenage years—working with their mentor, Mr. Rakow, and Jenny’s mom who dabbles in witchcraft, to uncover their power and battle the forces of darkness that menace their hometown.