For years, Miranda has stared at postcards of August Isle, Florida. The town where her mother spent her summers as a girl. The town that Miranda has always ached to visit. She just never wanted it to happen this way. When she arrives on the Isle, alone and uncertain, to stay the summer with an old friend of her mother's, Miranda discovers a place even more perfect than she imagined. And she finds a new friend in Sammy, "Aunt" Clare's daughter.
But there is more to August Isle than its bright streets and sandy beaches, and soon Miranda is tangled in a web of mysteries. A haunted lighthouse. An old seafarer with something to hide. A name reaching out from her mother's shadowy past. As she closes in on answers, Miranda must reckon with the biggest question of all: Is she brave enough to face the truth she might uncover? This mysterious and whimsical story follows one girl as she uncovers her family's long hidden secrets and ultimately finds both truth and redemption.
"[Miranda's] mother, a freelance photographer who travels the world, always appears so fearless. But she is distant, and Miranda is desperate to uncover what she must’ve done to make her mother always choose to leave her.... Standish introduces young readers to a concept that’s foreign to many at their age: that grown-ups can suffer deep emotional pain same as young people." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Apr 16, 2019|