|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2019|
Escaping foster care, Lily Bushwold steals enough cash to flee to Bolivia, where she meets savvy, handsome Omar, who'd abandoned his life as a hunter. When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city, or travel to a remote river town in the jungles. Undaunted by anacondas, massive spiders, or sinister shamans, lovestruck Lily is oblivious. In Erica Ferencik's edge-of-the-seat adventure, Lily follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries, and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle—its wonders as well as its terrors—using only her wits and resilience.