By: Sandra Evans
Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published on: July 26th 2016
Target audience: Middle Grade
Age group: 9-12
This is the story of Raul, a boy of few words, fewer friends, and almost no family. He is a loner—but he isn’t lonely. All week long he looks after the younger boys at One Of Our Kind Boarding School while dodging the barbs of terrible Tuffman, the mean gym teacher.
Like every other kid in the world, he longs for Fridays, but not for the usual reasons. The woods have secrets...and so does Raul. As soon as the other students go home for the weekend, Raul makes his way to a lighthouse deep in the heart of the woods. There he waits for sunset—and the mysterious, marvelous shapeshifting phenomenon that allows him to go home, too.
I've read several reviews on Goodread on this book. Seems like a book with plenty of adventure and mystery. While some readers may think that the pacing of the story is a little slow, I still think this is going to be a good book for young readers. I'll probably get a copy too!