A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. He was incarcerated for trying to kill a teacher. Or so the rumours say. But Jack and his family see something others in town don't want to. What's more, Joseph has a daughter he's never seen. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost
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"Schmidt provokes tears, despite his underplayed prose, with a tone and directness reminiscent of John Steinbeck."
Sunday Times||"Schmidt writes with an elegant simplicity in this paean to the power of love"
Kirkus, starred review||"A YA novella about love and friendship and loyalty... be prepared to be moved"
Telegraph, The best young adult books of 2016||"A powerful story about second chances."
Publishers Weekly, starred review||"In his welcome style of brief beautiful breaths, Gary Schmidt has crafted another moving story"