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This adventure and friendship story will pull you along happily on the journey of Annie and her posse of friends called the Scouts. Are friendships forever or can they be finite, based on outgrowing shared experiences? Debut author carefully navigates this question as 7th grade looms large on the horizon. Before that happens, Annie and her buddies get lost in caves, almost drown, get down and dirty with mounds of mud and worms, and a strange, meteor shower-sprinkling of silver dust leads to a wham-bang climax worthy of the James Patterson name! Hand this to any lover of action/adventure and watch the pages fly by. - Maureen

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Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture.

Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn are the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and the summer before seventh grade is just beginning. The Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watch a meteor shower, and when one meteor seems to crash nearby, the Scouts know they have to set out on their next adventure and find it.

But their fun overnight jaunt through the woods soon takes a turn for the worst when they discover a series of disturbing clues about the meteor--and suddenly find themselves on the run from the wild, violent Mason clan. Bonds are tested when new kids join their adventure and the group's true feelings are revealed. Will the Scouts survive this journey together--or will their unbreakable friendships prove vulnerable after all?

About the Author


Shannon Greenland grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn't even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she's not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog.

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Praise for Scouts:

"A little Goonies, a little Stand By Me, and all heart, Scouts is that special kind of book that makes you feel like you've made new friends. I loved every second of adventuring with Annie, Beans, and the rest of the gang."—Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of The Girl Who Could Not Dream

"Greenland spins a tale that is part Goonies, part Stranger Things, and 100% fun! Set in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Scouts is filled with chuckles, supernatural mystery, and out-of-this-world adventure!"—Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, author of The Story Collector series and A Dog Like Daisy


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316524780
ISBN-10: 0316524786
Publisher: jimmy patterson
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2019
Pages: 272

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