THE WOODS by Milo Abrams
Is there something there looking back at me?
Is there something there waiting for me?
At the edge of the woods behind his father's house, James Callum thinks he sees a monster. His father thinks he's interested in watching the deer, but James is more interested in what's watching him. For a twelve-year-old city boy, the intense openness of the Ohio countryside is like another world. The fields stretch forever, the summer heat is unrelenting and the thick woods at the edge of the property hide untold secrets.
When no one believes he's seeing a monster, his entire world unravels, leaving the frayed strands of his identity entangled with the mystery of the monster in the woods. With the help of his friends Jack and Owen, James risks his life, family and friendships to prove the monster is real and uncover the truth behind it.
Don't go outside.
Don't look into the backyard.
There's something in the woods.