"A beautifully written, rich, and tender novel." --The Horn Book (starred review)
Blaze Werla is having a routine summer. He spends his days alone, wandering around the hill next door, and his nights awake, avoiding the dreams that haunt him.
Then a message appears on the side of the hill and Blaze's predictable summer suddenly takes a turn toward the mysterious. By the time he meets outgoing Joselle Stark, Blaze finds himself in entirely new territory, where the unexpected seems almost normal.
"An outstanding book, one of the year's best."--Kirkus
Multiple award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Henkes brings his insightful, gentle, real-world insight to middle grade novels, including:
- Billy Miller Makes a WishBird Lake MoonThe Birthday RoomJunoniaOlive's OceanProtecting MarieSun & SpoonSweeping Up the HeartTwo Under ParWords of StoneThe Year of Billy MillerThe Zebra Wall
- ISBN-13: 9780060782306
- ISBN-10: 0060782307
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books
- Publish Date: September 2005
- Dimensions: 7.56 x 5.28 x 0.36 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.24 pounds
- Page Count: 160
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12