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  • Chapter 1 — Dying for a Slurpee

  • Tiffany

  • Tiffany

    We were so far away from civilization that howling banshees with machine guns could’ve murdered us and nobody would’ve heard a thing.

    Profile Picture of Tiffany in Ghostsitter
  • Letting Kori Henderson drive me anywhere was mistake enough.

  • That girl’s braids were done so tight it messed with her brain.

  • Tiffany

    Letting her drive me to a spot of serious paranormal activity was pure stupidity.

    Profile Picture of Tiffany in Ghostsitter
  • I blamed Justin.

  • Grrr.

  • Tiffany

    That nutcase was the reason I was in that junky minivan, bouncing down a country road in the middle of the night.

    Profile Picture of Tiffany in Ghostsitter
  • Sure it was his sister, Kori, who invited all of us twelve-year-olds to join her friends on that spook hunt, and, yes, it was my best friend, Jessica, who actually convinced me to get in the van, but Justin Henderson was always behind all supernatural weirdness.

  • He couldn’t help it.

  • Tiffany

    Resting my forehead on the cool window, I searched the moonlit hill for shadows behind the scrub trees.

    Profile Picture of Tiffany in Ghostsitter
  • The hair on my arms stood on end just thinking about some old man with a bucket and a gun that Justin described as a local ghost legend.

  • How did I let Jessica bribe me with a Slurpee?

  • Tiffany

    No amount of sugar could compensate for the way that fear was digging tiny holes in my stomach.

    Profile Picture of Tiffany in Ghostsitter
  • I couldn’t even watch Scooby Doo by myself.

  • Profile Picture of Kori in Ghostsitter


    “First one’s here!”

  • Tiffany

    Kori said, whipping the car off to the side of the road.

    Profile Picture of Tiffany in Ghostsitter
  • We all snapped forward as she hit the brakes.

  • She gave a hoot then hopped out into the darkness.

Welcome to Literal!

Books on Literal are a little different, they look like a group chat. Characters have profile pictures and each sentence becomes a chat bubble.

Speaking Character


There are 4 different ways to experience reading: Auto Play, Audio Support, Tap To Read, and Free Scroll.

Tap “Next” to learn more.

Auto Play

Auto Play is the default reading mode. With Auto Play, text message bubbles load automatically.

You can play, pause, or skip forward at any time.

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Audio Reader

Turning on Audio Reader adds unique audio voices for each character. Just like with Auto Play, each bubble loads automatically.

Tap the speaker icon in the control bar to turn enable Audio Support.

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Tap to Read

If you want to control when every bubble appears, simply tap the skip forward icon. Doing so will automatically pause Auto Play or Audio Reader.

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Free Scroll

At any time you can scroll/swipe. We’ll automatically pause Auto Play or Audio Reader if you scroll/swipe while either are playing.