The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordan
In this book a nine year old named Trisha McFarland wanders off the hiking trail while her mother and brother argue, and she quickly becomes lost. This connects to many hikers in today's society that become disoriented and get lost in the forests. It is also a fear of many to get lost in the woods. I would also connect it to many horror/suspense films because that is how the plot usually goes in many of them. The characters get lost and end up in a remote place by a forest. They decide to go exploring ( just like Trisha) and they get lost. At this point, that is the main conflict of the story, but just like the horror movies, something is going to happen in the woods when it gets dark.