Lots of teens know who Neil Gaiman is. They’ve read some of his books or seen movies made from those books–Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Neverwhere. And Gaiman’s written several frightening adult books too, if you’re ready to try one of those.
If you are looking for something in-between–say something scary but that lends itself to reading in the 15-minutes of SSR time–why not try Unnatural Creatures? These are sixteen stories selected (not written) by Neil Gaiman for young adults (that’s you). They all have the creep factor, and the lot of them will take you through October’s SSR sessions and right into Halloween.