Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac - After her parents disappear and she is turned over to the care of a strange "great-uncle," Molly must rely on her dreams about an old Mohawk story for her safety and maybe even for her life.
Under the Mesquite Tree is a novel about a resilient Mexican-American girl coping with familial obligation and loss in this free-verse novel. The combination of free verse and biographical information should prove intriguing to students, as well as demonstrate the ease with which some stories can be told...and how that ease is not necessarily translated into an "easy story". CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4
The Devouring by Simon Holt - The existence of Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, becomes a terrifying reality for fifteen-year-old Reggie when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims.