Some people believe the number 13 is unlucky; this fear is called triskaidekaphobia. When the 13th day of a month falls on a Friday, it's considered even more unlucky, especially if you break a mirror, walk under a ladder or a black cat crosses your path. If this makes you worried about something bad happening on Friday the 13th, then you might have a phobia called friggatriskaidekaphobia. Luckily there's only one occurrence of Friday the 13th this year—there were three last year!
The characters in these young adult novels are very superstitious, even if it isn't Friday the 13th.
Every October, Cara's family becomes accident prone in The Accident Season. Will Cara be able to figure out why her family is cursed and how to set them free?
Once extremely close, twins Noah and Jude are barely speaking after a tragedy that tore their family apart in I'll Give You the Sun. Noah is shy and artistic, while Jude is reckless yet also superstitious.
In Beatle Meets Destiny John Lennon, nicknamed Beatle, is highly superstitious but decides to venture out on none other than Friday the 13th. That night, he meets Destiny McCartney and they clearly have an instant connection, which would be perfect, except Beatle already has a girlfriend...
Mia relies heavily on signs and superstitions to make decisions in Send Me A Sign. Suddenly she is diagnosed with leukemia, and all she wants is to keep it a secret from everyone except her parents and best friend.
Do you have any superstitions?