Cover Crush: In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
Jeff Zentner. Master of real life contemporary. Lover of Appalachia. Collector of your tears. And now he’s back with the latest love letter to Appalachia that will leave you sobbing. In the Wild Light‘s cover is simple but the people contained within are not. Pick it up on August 10th!
In the Wild Lightby Jeff Zentner
Published by: Crown Books for Young Readers
on August 10, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
From the award-winning author of The Serpent King comes a beautiful examination of grief, found family, and young love.
Life in a small Appalachian town is not easy. Cash lost his mother to an opioid addiction and his Papaw is dying slowly from emphysema. Dodging drug dealers and watching out for his best friend, Delaney, is second nature. He’s been spending his summer mowing lawns while she works at Dairy Queen.
But when Delaney manages to secure both of them full rides to an elite prep school in Connecticut, Cash will have to grapple with his need to protect and love Delaney, and his love for the grandparents who saved him and the town he would have to leave behind.