In a ripped-from-the-headlines story, nineteen-year-old Blair’s passion for fighting fires lands her a spot with the Forest Service and sets her on a wilderness adventure that quickly turns catastrophic.

a YALSA Top 10 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers selection

Reading the West Book Award longlist

a 2023 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection

A “Pulse-pounding thriller.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Never less than riveting.” –Kirkus, starred review 

Now available in hardcover and audiobook!

Melanie Crowder is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers.

Her first contemporary young adult novel, JUMPER, hits the shelves this June. Her award-winning YA historical fiction titles include: MAZIE, AUDACITY, and AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY.

She writes middle grade novels of all sorts including THREE PENNIES, A NEARER MOON, and THE LIGHTHOUSE BETWEEN THE WORLDS duology.

A West Coast girl at heart, she lives with her family under the big blue Colorado sky.

“Bighearted, exuberant.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review

a Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book of the Year

Now available in paperback and audiobook!