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The Drowned Forest


Jane and Holly have safely jumped off the bridge over their Alabama reservoir hundreds of times. Until one day, Holly’s jump goes wrong. Her body never comes up, but something else does—a sad creature of mud. It’s Holly, mixed up with the river, accidentally killing anything she touches. A Southern gothic tale of the friendship, grief, and redemption.

Format: Ebook
ISBN: 9780738740560
Publisher: Flux
Tags:  Reading Level: Grades 9-12, Interest Level: Grades 9-12, Paranormal & Supernatural, Horror, Mystery

Best friends Jane and Holly have jumped into the river off Swallow’s Nest Bluff hundreds of times. But one day, Holly’s jump goes wrong. Her body never comes up, yet something else does—a sad creature of mud, full of confusion and sorrow. It’s Holly, somehow, trapped and mixed up with the river. And if Jane can’t do something to help, Holly will take everybody down with her—even the people she loves the most. Blending Looking for Alaska’s theme of lost friendship with Stephen King’s sense of small town horror, The Drowned Forest is a Southern gothic tale of grief, redemption, and the mournful yearning of an anguished soul.

Copyright: 2014
Page Count: 240
Rights Territory: Worldwide
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

Kristopher Reisz (Athens, Alabama) is the author of Tripping to Somewhere and Unleashed, both published by Simon Pulse. The Drowned Forest is his first book for FLUX.

Reviews and Awards

““Deliciously chilling … A solid creepfest from an author with potential.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A unique story with a creepy, dark feel, reminiscent of Lisa McMann’s Cryer’s Cross.” — School Library Journal

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