Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture. Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn are the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and the summer before seventh grade is just beginning. The Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watch a meteor shower, and when one meteor seems to crash nearby, the Scouts know they have to set out on their next adventure and find it. But their fun overnight jaunt through the woods soon takes a turn for the worst when they discover a series of disturbing clues about the meteor--and suddenly find themselves on the run from the wild, violent Mason clan. Bonds are tested when new kids join their adventure and the group's true feelings are revealed. Will the Scouts survive this journey together--or will their unbreakable friendships prove vulnerable after all?
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"Narrator Kathleen McInerney's bright, youthful tones are well matched to Greenland's exuberant group of middle school best friends--the Scouts. Annie and her best friends, Fynn, Beans, and Rocky, are heading out on their annual summer camping trip, but this year something feels different. As new kids join the excursion and a meteor shower takes an unusual turn, listeners follow the young adventurers through danger, exploration, and mystery. McInerney's portrayals emphasize the range of characters--from strange villains and somber parents to each courageous member of the Scouts. Her pacing effectively juxtaposes Annie's thoughts with the mounting tension of the narrative as bonds are tested and longtime friendships hang in the balance. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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