Author: Diane Les Becquets
Young Adults or other
Plot: "Don't Matter that my skin is brown, don't matter that your eyes are green. Like these stones in my hand, I'll be there for you."
When fourteen-year-old Francie befriends Ruthie, a black girl, amidst the rampant prejudice of their small town in 1960s Alabama, she sufferers greatly from the gruesome harassment of her white peers. But Ruthie demonstrates the humanity and love that helps Francie uncover the truth behind her mother's death and deal with her father's neglect and alcoholism.
For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the naughty dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can't tell anybody about what she does- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'll think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.
Than she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant. . . . . . .