I really enjoyed the spine tingling read, Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker. Sterling Saucier (pronounced SO – shur) has just had an argument with her older brother Phineas. He has run into the dangerous haunting swamp behind their home in Sticks, Louisiana. Sterling sees a figure coming out of the swamp. It is a girl, Lenora May. Everyone but Sterling has forgotten Phineas and accept Lenora May as Sterling’s older sister. Sterling is determined to rescue her brother but first she needs to find someone who will believe her. Loner Heath Durham is the only one who remembers his best friend Nathan. Together they decide to take a stand against the swamp and rescue their loved ones. The haunted almost alive swamp theme is perfect for the month of October. I recommend for fans of the spooky, in grades ten on up.
Tags: Brothers and Sisters, Louisiana, magic, missing persons, mysteries, swamps