Being dumped at a stranger's house for the summer wasn't the worst thing to happen to David Wilson. Waking up in a mysterious place isn't a treat either. Yet he is a resourceful kind of guy and knows how to take care of himself. What he doesn't imagine is that Ethelrod holds the key to his past, as well as his future. Will he really be able to survive all alone?
Teaches lessons on choices and consequences, taking responsibility to help others, and the power of reading.
Published 2014 by Ferne Press
12+, Young Adult, Fantasy
Includes discussion questions for reading groups
MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS GRADES 6-12:
-Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
-Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
-Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
-Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
-Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.