If you liked: The Mortal Instruments LINKcat Catalog › Details for: Wake / Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.
Books by Cammie McGovern: I read two of her novels this summer. Both do a fabulous job of depicting the relationship between a special needs child and mother as well as how disabilities are handled in day to day life. The disability (CP in one, autism in the other) is not the primary focus of the book but rather a consideration dealt with in the course of navigating the challenge of life. Great reads appropriate for YA-adult (or SLP!)
The Shark God: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in the South Pacific