About the Book
Award winning title: Third place in the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature
A fast-paced adventure set deep in a Caribbean forest with a hero who must risk everything to save the forest and his village.
Twelve-year-old JV can’t wait to spend his vacation exploring the Oscuros Forest. True, everyone in the village of Alcavere believes the Oscuros Forest is a place to be feared, inhabited by dangerous and magical beings. But JV is not afraid, even when his first trip into the forest brings him face-to-face with a mysterious creature.
Then the disappearance of one of their own shakes the village and JV joins the search. He finds himself deep in the Oscuros Forest on a rescue mission and committed to a promise, a promise which the Protectors of the forest insist he keeps no matter how dangerous things get.
Can JV complete his daring quest even as he uncovers in the process, a shocking secret that will force him to question everything he thought he knew?
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What I think about it:
I really liked this book. IF it weren’t for Danielle McClean, I would have never knew about the tales and bad spirits in the forest. I liked the mystery in this book. I found this book to be a fast read with characters I will always remember. Thank you, Danielle Y.C. McClean and NetGalley for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion and thanks to my mom for letting me review this book on her blog!