Capitalizing on the consistent and ever-growing trend of fantasy, folk tales, myths, and folklore—from Christina June, author of It Started with Goodbye, comes No Place Like Here, a modern twist on the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale.
Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She's just spent a year exiled at boarding school and can't wait to come home, sleep in her own bedroom for longer than a weekend, and hang out with her best friend, Tatum. But just before final exams are over, Ashlyn learns-from the internet, no less-that her father has been arrested for tax evasion and that her mother is checking into a rehab facility for what he calls exhaustion, but what Ashlyn suspects is depression. The cherry on top? Ashlyn's father sends her to work at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere for the entire summer.
Now that her whole life has been turned upside down, not even Ash's habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes-little sayings she scribbles graffiti-style everywhere she goes-can help her find her way home. An academic and self-proclaimed "indoor girl," Ash is way out of her element at the retreat center. And with a dangerously careless camp manager, a grunt-work job, and more than a little boy drama to worry about, life at the Sweetwater Center isn't exactly a vacation.
With no way of knowing if life will ever get back to normal again, Ashlyn must figure out how to survive a summer in the woods, and if she'll even have a house or family to return to when fall rolls around. Fans looking for clean teen fiction, with elements of fantasy, folk tales, myths, or folklore need look no further.