Author(s): Erica Ferencik
A Publishers Weekly Big Summer BooksA Kirkus Reviews Creepy Thrillers PickLily Bushwold escapes her life in American foster care and group homes by stealing money for plane fare to Bolivia. When her hoped-for job falls through, Lily stays in the country, hustling and living in hostels. Then she meets Omar, a savvy and handsome man who grew up in a remote jungle village. When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew, he invites Lily to travel home with him. Love-struck Lily follows Omar to this ruthless new world of poachers, missionaries, and indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle -- its wonders as well as its terrors -- using only her wits and resilience.