Gut a fish. Rewire a truck. Survive the collapse of the US government. All lessons fifteen-year-old Lark has learned during “homeschool” with her conspiracy-theorist-Doomsday-prepping parents. If only she’d also learned the fundamentals of human biology or even how to read. When Lark gets her first period and realizes how much she doesn’t know, she ignores her fears of everything outside their rural Montana farm and secretly attends school for the first time.
At high school, Lark discovers the world is very different than she has been told, from the basics of the internet to government takeovers that never happened. Lark uncovers the holes in her parents’ beliefs and realizes that she must decide her own truth. But it won’t come without sacrifices.
About the Author
Bridget Farr is the middle grade author of BookExpo Buzz Pick Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home (LBYR 2019) and Margie Kelly Breaks the Dress Code (LBYR 2021.) Previously a middle school English teacher, she now serves as a vice principal at a public elementary school. From Montana, she now lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Shiva, and the neighborhood cat, Sherman.