The Skull of Truth - Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott I really liked this one, it touched upon some sensitive issues that some people thought were too vulgar or complex for younger kids. I disagree, most children should learn and feel free to discuss these types of things with an adult or a fellow peer. Things like cancer and homosexuality are in our everyday waking life, and they are nothing to be ashamed of. I really liked the Hamlet references, and am also an avid fan of swamps, so this book really hit the right chords with me.