Haddix, Margaret Petersen Leaving Fishers, 255 p. Simon & Schuster, 1997, 2012. $9 (new paperback edition).
Dorry is just floating through her new school – friendless. Until Angela and her friends come to her rescue and introduce her to their religious group, the Fishers of Men. At first their attention is flattering, but step by step, the Fishers start pulling Dorry away from her job, from school and even from her family. Will Dorry choose this group over everything?
Haddix’s look at the draw of a cult hasn’t lost any of its power after 15 years. And if you can help a student draw the same connection to gang membership, even better!
MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher.