A different town … A new school … An act of kindness …

Matthew Smith is slowly sorting out life separated from his parents, siblings and friends. Then …

Wrong choices … Bad mates … False accusations …

Force Matt to a military-style school camp in the wilds of Lake Waikaremoana.

 

Bullying … lies … unjust punishments …

Make the camp a nightmare for Matt, until …

 

A drowned forest … A giant eel … An unlikely friend …

 

Give him some hope. But the wilderness is unforgiving and when disaster strikes, threatening the lives of all, Matt is faced with a challenge greater than he could ever have imagined.

 

Storylines Notable Book 2017

Finalist NZ Children's Book Awards 2017

 

Available as paperback.

 

Published by Scholastic NZ

 

ISBN: 978-1-77543-403-0