Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (February 12, 2014) Language: English
In this coming-of-age adventure set in 1986 about a deaf boy, life hasn't been the same for twelve-year-old Jake Graham since his beloved grandfather passed away. After a rough school year and constant harassment by bullies, Jake wishes he could spend his entire summer with his grandfather again, but instead, his parents are sending him to a boys' camp in Maine.
Jake arrives at Camp Pawtuckaway feeling nervous and uncertain about being outside his comfort zone, but all is forgotten after he meets Paddy, a twelve-year-old from Ireland. The friendship between the two grows as Paddy helps Jake adjust to life in the outdoors. They share their past with each other and wonder if fate brought them together to be brothers.
The boys' summer takes an unexpected turn when Paddy is rushed to the hospital after a freak accident, then Jake gets left behind in a remote area of Maine. Alone and completely deaf, after his hearing aid stops working, Jake must make his way through the rugged wilderness in hopes that someone will find him before it's too late. Along the way, a mystical creature follows him, and Jake's life is forever changed.