The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem

The Pricker Boy

byReade Scott Whinnem

Kobo ebook | September 22, 2009

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Some stories draw blood. Some truths won’t stay buried.

He was human once, or so they say. The son of a fur trapper, he was taunted by his peers and tricked into one of his own father’s traps. By the time anybody found it, the trap’s vicious teeth were empty, pried open and overgrown. It was said the brambles themselves had reached out and taken pity on that boy; that his skin had hardened to bark as thorns grew over every inch of his body.

Maybe it’s true and maybe it isn’t. But anyone who knows anything stays out of the woods beyond the Widow’s Stone.

That used to be enough. But this is the summer everything changes, as Stucks Cumberland and his friends find a mysterious package containing mementos of their childhood: baseball cards, a worn paperback, a locket. Offerings left behind in the woods years ago, meant to keep the Pricker Boy at bay. Offerings that have been rejected.

From the Hardcover edition.

Title:The Pricker BoyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375892990

ISBN - 13:9780375892998

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Enough I don't normally read this type of book but I loved the cover so I picked it up. I remember enjoying it but the ending wasn't super clear to me. Not fantastic by any means but definitely entertaining.
Date published: 2017-02-07