You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked.
And the wolf is angry.
Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her.
A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone.
JLG Release: May 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Magazine*
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Balzer + Bray
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Crime: Stalking, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Language: Strong Language, Medical: Reproductive/Sexual Reference/Discussion, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Social Issue: Abortion, Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse, Violence: Graphic Descriptions, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape
Transformation, Fairy-tale retellings, Werewolves, Menstruation, Family secrets, Grandmothers, Sexual assault,