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Final Girl: 11/25/19
Final Girl by Michelle Schusterman is the conclusion of the Kat Sinclair Files. When the series started it had the promising set up of a girl following her father around the world as he filmed a paranormal activity show and she blogged about the experience. Midway through the second book it lost the thread, and ended being more about stuff coming after Kat instead of Kat and friends helping the adults go after ghosts.
The film crew is now in China and the Thing has turned into a full-on doppelgänger. Kat feels like she's going to lose her place in the world to this malevolent copy and no one seems to believe her.
Things escalate further and Kat ends up for a time being the copy, trapped in an alternate version of things. It reminds me a bit of the "Duped" episode of Warehouse 13 but a less focused version.
I really waned more monsters of the week (or book) and less Kat being chased by the manifestation of her teen angst and fears. Once the ghost hunting aspect was sidelined the entire series lost its momentum.