Deep within the forest in Heath Cliff, Pennsylvania something strange is going on. There have long been rumors of scary things going on there: packs of hungry wolves and crazy people who will attack anyone who goes into the forest. It has always been a rule that the students of Woodridge Academy should never enter the woods.
But when Marshall, a seventh grader, is challenged to fight a popular bully on his way home from school, it seems like the safest route home is through the forest. With Marshall’s fifth grade neighbor, Tamaya, in tow they make their way through the forest and encounter something much scary than they thought possible. Something so dangerous it could affect the entire world. It will take everything Marshall and Tamaya have to leave the forest alive.
Does it have a Young Adult label?: No
Recommended if you like: adventure stories, thrillers, books about science, disasters, the environment, bullying, friendship, a forbidden forest
Favorite Quote: When did the rules change? She wondered. When did it become bad to be good?