by Remy Wilkins
What if you were attacked by something you didn't believe in?
Rodney, abandoned by his mother at his weird uncle Ray's, encounters a demon named Birthless and must figure out his uncle's secret while preserving himself, his newfound friends, and a sleepy Alabama town from destruction. Strays is an unusual YA adventure story that's part C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters and part Tom Sawyer. The focus of the book isn't on simple lessons, but is instead the story of a lonely boy realizing that there is more to the heavens than stars, more to books than facts, and more to his Uncle Ray than tie-dye shirts and honeybees.
"What’s not to love about this debut novel from Remy Wilkins? Replete with a brilliant concept, fast‐moving plot twists and turns, memorably quirky characters, and crisp writing. This is a delightful, creative romp. Highly recommended.” ~ George Grant, author and pastor in Franklin, Tennessee
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Remy Wilkins was born on one side of the Mississippi River and lives on the other. He teaches at Geneva Academy in Monroe, Louisiana, and he writes at home where his wife paints and his five boys raise a ruckus.
IMPRINT: Canonball Books
GENRE: Middle Grade (Grades 4-9)
AUTHOR: Remy Wilkins
PAGE COUNT: 340 pages
BINDING: Hardback with jacket
PUB. DATE: Oct 31, 2017