A lonely girl gets the chance to make her dreams come true, but a hurricane is coming...
Espy Rojas lives in Whisper, Mississippi, but she has nobody to talk to except her invisible friend Sylas.
When Espy meets Tonka, a mysterious creature in a cicada husk, she is overjoyed to hear that Tonka can help her make Sylas real. After Tonka teaches Espy the secret skill of using the Lines, Espy realizes she can use her newfound power to coax her schoolmates into being her friends, too.
But just when everything should be going so well, Espy begins to wonder if Tonka's power might not be the key to friendship she thought it was.
A story that is as surprising as a river with a hidden undertow, Hush Hush is the second novel from author Remy Wilkins.
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What people are saying about Strays:
"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
"Evoking C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, Wilkins’ debut novel portrays cleverly named demonic characters who converse, plot, and war against angels, earthly beings, and even critters who are subject to 'The Name.'" ~Mary Jackson, WORLD Magazine
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. Strays is his first novel for children and young adults; Hush Hush is his second.
GENRE: Middle Grade (Grades 4-9)
AUTHOR: Remy Wilkins
PAGE COUNT: 336
HARDBACK ISBN-10: 194764453X
HARDBACK ISBN-13: 9781947644533
PUB. DATE: December 14, 2021
this is the most amazing book i have ever read. i would recommend to teens and pre teens. I love this book so much, it is hard to find books this good.
Each night, the kids asked me to read another chapter which became two chapters, and then three. Hush Hush holds a captivating storyline. You can feel the humidity of the looming hurlecane and the oppressive fear of the Boo Hag. An outstanding read!
A darker story than the author's first, "Strays," this book deals with themes of honesty, forgiveness, and friendship. The characters are flawed, and the character arcs address those flaws well. The book acknowledges evil in the world without glorifying it. I was thrilled to received this book as a gift from a friend and I read it in one day's time.
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I gifted this to my 11 year old for Christmas. She’s already read it twice since then.
My 12 year old daughter liked it and she is super hard to please when it comes to books.
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