In the Wild Light
A poignant coming-of-age novel about two best friends whose friendship is tested when they get the opportunity to leave their impoverished small town for an elite prep school.
Life in a small Appalachian town is not easy. Cash lost his mother to an opioid addiction and his Papaw is dying slowly from emphysema. Dodging drug dealers and watching out for his best friend, Delaney, is second nature. He's been spending his summer mowing lawns while she works at Dairy Queen. But when Delaney manages to secure both of them full rides to an elite prep school in Connecticut, Cash will have to grapple with his need to protect and love Delaney, and his love for the grandparents who saved him and the town he has to leave behind. Jeff Zentner's new novel is a beautiful examination of grief, found family, and young love.
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|Lexile ® Measure||HL650L|
|Product Type||Hardcover Books|
|Book Type||Young Adult Novels|
|Primary Contributor||Jeff Zentner|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|
|Publisher||Crown Books for Young Readers|