Jennifer Park is a debut author living in Texas. She is a member of the Houston SCBWI. You can visit her online at JenniferParkArt.com.
After a family tragedy involving the death of her brother, Leah Roberts, age 16, lives a life of strict rules set by her preacher father. The nearby woods are the only place she feels free, and she seeks their refuge whenever she can. For years she has been leaving apples on a tree stump for a family of Sasquatch, but now there's one more figure in the family--a human boy about her age. One night Leah meets the boy from the woods and finds herself strangely attracted to him. She feels as if she has known him forever and falls in love with him. But when her parents begin sneaking into the forest in the dead of night, Leah's world crumbles. Is her parents' behavior linked to the death of her brother ten years ago? Why does Leah feel as if she knows the wild boy? Teens looking for mystery and romance will be pleased with this easy-to-read novel. Booktalk this novel and word of mouth will keep it in circulation.
Recommended--School Library Connection "May/June 2017 "