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The Devil's Dreamcatcher
The Devil's Series #2
by Donna Hosie

Trade Binding | 272 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823433902 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: TENTH | Age: 15 up

Themes: Friendship, Humor, Mystery & Suspense, Supernatural, Death, Dying & Grief
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.9-10.3, 4, 4a, 4b, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
SL.9-10.1, 1a, 1c, 1d, 3, 4, 6
W.9-10.4, 5, 9, 10
RL.9-10.1-5, 10

About the Book

In this emotional and action-packed sequel to the critically acclaimed THE DEVIL'S INTERN, Team DEVIL reunites and takes readers on another journey to the land of the living—this time, to stop a madman from unleashing the terror of The Devil's most prized possession, his dreamcatcher.

Medusa Pallister is about to interview for the most important job of her existence: an internship in Hell's accounting office. If she gets it, she'll report to Septimus, the coolest boss in the underworld. But the job will also mean working with Septimus's other intern, Mitchell Johnson.

Medusa has a history with Mitchell. The only trouble is, she can't remember what that history is. All she knows is that she saw him and two other devils outside her house while she was still alive. When Medusa is united with Team DEVIL, she thinks she'll finally get some answers. But the teens soon have bigger problems to face when an Unspeakable escapes from Hell with The Devil's dreamcatcher. In the wrong hands, this repository for all The Devil’s most horrific thoughts could be wielded as the worst weapon the realms of the living and dead have ever seen. To prevent this disaster, Medusa must find the courage to come to terms with her dual pasts, lead Team DEVIL and a counterpart team of unruly angels from Up There into horrifying danger, and face down The Devil himself in a surprising twist that no one, not even The Devil, could have foreseen.


"Hosie spools out her marvelous dark humor. . . . More splendidly hellish fun."—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Book I, THE DEVIL'S INTERN:

YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014

★ "A comic, time-traveling trip to Hell and back. . . . Just outstanding fun for those who enjoy snarky comedy and suspense."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "Interesting characters, nonstop adventure, and humor with a touch of heart will not disappoint teens looking for a dark comedy."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

"In a tale that swings from dead funny to dead serious . . . Hosie incorporates uncommonly savvy thinking about the paradoxes and logical consequences of changing the past."—Booklist


Read an exclusive Q&A with author, Donna Hosie!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Analyze how Medusa develops over the course of the novel, interacts with other characters, advances the plot and develops the theme. What are your opinions or feelings about Medusa? RL.9-12.1, 2, 3 / W.9-12.1

2. Find examples of how author Donna Hosie uses words and phrases, including figurative and connotative meanings, in THE DEVIL;S DREAMCATCHER to enhance meaning and tone. RL.9-12.4 / L.9-12.5

3. Discuss the elements of irony in THE DEVIL'S DREAMCATCHER. Find evidence of how Donna Hosie uses verbal, dramatic, situational and cosmic irony throughout the story. RL.9-12.1 / RL.11-12.6

4. Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of THE DEVIL’S DREAMCATCHER as a sequel to THE DEVIL’S INTERN. Compare the setting, how the action is ordered and how the characters are introduced and developed. What do you think will happen next? Write the first chapter of book three. RL.9-12.3 / W.9-12.3, 9

Readers' Guide
The Devil's Intern Series
Reader's Guide featuring questions for discussion, classroom activities and more for THE DEVIL'S INTERN and THE DEVIL'S DREAMCATCHER.