The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast

The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast bookcoverMy debut novel, middle grade THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST, is coming out on June 26, 2018!

Here’s the description from my publisher, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster:

The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Samantha M. Clark.

A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore, he decides to follow it, in the hopes that it will lead him to answers. The boy’s journey is a struggle for survival and a search for the truth—a terrifying truth that once uncovered, will force him to face his greatest fear of all if he is to go home.

This gripping adventure will have readers hooked until its jaw-dropping and moving conclusion. Samantha M. Clark’s first novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice.

School Library Journal called THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST, “a poignant story,” the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books wrote, “This first novel from Clark offers unusual imaginative and emotion-driven introspection,” and Booklist said the novel is “an unforgettable, life-affirming tale.”

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST also has received praise from amazing authors, including Jennifer A. Nielsen, Kathi Appelt and Susan Vaught. Read all the praise for this book.

Personalized copies of THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST are available for pre-order through my fantastic local independent bookstore, BookPeople. The novel is also available for pre-order on IndieBound, Powell’sBook Depository, Books-A-MillionBarnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Walmart, as well as numerous other independent bookstores. All pre-orders are eligible for a Thank You Gift, and can be entered to win a special book-themed gift pack.

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June 26 is only… how many days away? It’ll be here soon!

~SMC