In this riveting middle-grade adventure, the son of a Mississippi policeman finds a boy living on his own in the wilderness. Twelve-year-old Sam has been given a fishing boat by his father, but he hates fishing. Instead he uses the boat to disappear for hours at a time, exploring the forbidden swampy surroundings of his bayou home. Then he discovers a strange kid named Davey, mysteriously alone, repairing an abandoned cabin deep in the woods. Not fooled by the boy’s evasive explanation as to why he’s on his own, Sam becomes entangled in his own efforts to help Davey. But this leads him to telling small lies that only get bigger as the danger increases for both boys and hidden truths become harder to conceal.

This title has Common Core connections.

Paperback, 336 pages
Published on April 17, 2018 by Square Fish
ISBN-10: 1250143977
ISBN-13: 9781250143976
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  • jaden44
    jaden44Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:00 am55 stars
    Omg!! This book is really good!!)
    • hunter pegTuesday, November 7, 2017 at 4:11 pm
      This is the best book so far that I've read

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