Madman of Piney Woods
My first thought of this book was that the title sounded scary, but that’s not the case at all! In fact, I read the first several pages and thought it was going one direction, when it was going in a totally different way! It’s an adventurous tale told by an adolescent boy and there are plenty of shenanigans afoot. There are several parts where the text is written how he speaks, and it is fun to read, not offensive or disturbing. If you have read and enjoyed the novel Elijah Buxton by the same author, you will love this one too! ~Sara
Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?
In a tale brimming with intrigue and adventure, Christopher Paul Curtis returns to the vibrant world he brought to life in Elijah of Buxton. Here is another novel that will break your heart — and expand it, too.