Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom's mental illness, Nick's bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn't understand her.Read more...
Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom's mental illness, Nick's bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn't understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear and courage, the three team up to find the girl's killer--before he can strike one of their own.
This first book in April Henry's Point Last Seen YA mystery series, The Body in the Woods is full of riveting suspense, putting readers right in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene investigations.
This title has Common Core connections.
- ISBN-13: 9780805098525
- ISBN-10: 0805098526
- Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
- Publish Date: June 2014
- Page Count: 263
- Reading Level: Ages 12-18
- Dimensions: 8.73 x 5.31 x 0.94 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds
Series: Point Last Seen #1
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Three teens track a ruthless killer
In the first in a thrilling new young adult mystery series from best-selling author April Henry, three teens join Portland’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team for very different reasons. For Nick, who lost his father in the Iraq War, volunteering with SAR represents true courage and leadership. For Alexis, SAR means overcoming a broken home and standing out on college applications. But for awkward and lonely Ruby, SAR is everything.
When the three teens are called in to find a lost autistic man, they find a dead girl instead. Ruby fears Portland has a serial killer targeting homeless girls, but the lead detective doesn’t believe her. Ruby, Nick and Alexis investigate the murder on their own—but the killer soon turns his attention to them.
Filled with facts about real crime scene investigations and search and rescue teams led by highly trained teenagers, this engaging new series will appeal to “CSI” fans and mystery readers alike.
Kimberly Giarratano is the author of Grunge Gods and Graveyards, a young adult paranormal mystery.