In Curse of the Skull, Jordan helps an old woman bury a mysterious quartz skull that she thinks is cursed. To prove himself to a gang, Jordan digs up the skull … and then the trouble really begins. (Based on Paul Kropp’s award-winning Young Adult novel The Countess and Me.)
Reading level: grade 2.8. Lexile 460L Interest level: grades 7-12
From the 4-star review in CM: ” Paul Kropp has written a high interest, low vocabulary novel that will interest students of all reading levels. His characters are real teens with real teen issues that kids face daily. Each reader can say, ‘Hey, I say that,’ or “That’s the way I felt when I went to a new school.’ Though the difficulty of the vocabulary is low, the novel is written to hook the reader in the first few pages.’ For the full review, click here.
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