Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture.
Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn are the Scoutsbest friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and the summer before seventh grade is just beginning. The Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watch a meteor shower, and when one meteor seems to crash nearby, the Scouts know they have to set out on their next adventure and find it.
But their fun overnight jaunt through the woods soon takes a turn for the worst when they discover a series of disturbing clues about the meteorand suddenly find themselves on the run from the wild, violent Mason clan. Bonds are tested when new kids join their adventure and the group's true feelings are revealed. Will the Scouts survive this journey togetheror will their unbreakable friendships prove vulnerable after all?
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Shannon Greenland grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn't even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she's not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this signed copy for free in an Instagram giveaway held by Shannon Greenland. My opinion is my own as usual. This was an adorable middle grade novel! We follow Annie, a girl going into 7th grade, and her group of friends, Rocky, Fynn and Beans, who call themselves The Scouts. This group of fun loving tweens go out on adventures while getting into a little mischief. This is set in 1985 so it was very interesting to compare the lives of kids then versus now. Annie is struggling with what to do about her friends, her parents are pressuring her into making some girl friends, the other Scouts have other friends and she might even have some feelings stronger then friendship toward her Scout partners. I also loved how this story wasn't just realistic fiction, it was an action packed adventure with some sci-fi elements. This was a story I think many kids Annie's age could relate to. I think it could also be a fun read for older teens and adults to remember what it was like when they were around the Scouts' ages. Thank you again Shannon for the copy!