The Boy in the Woods (2014 Wattys Winner!)

The Boy in the Woods (2014 Wattys Winner!)

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Katherine A. Ganzel By KatherineArlene Completed

A mysterious and poignant coming of age story set in the 1950's with the same classic feel as A Little Princess and The Secret Garden.  A Wattys 2014 Talk of the Town Award winner and a Wattpad Featured story!
  
A tragic accident takes Jess's parents - and everything else she's ever known.  A cold and controlling uncle, the only family she has left, takes her far from her home in the big city to live on the rural family estate with her equally distant older cousin.  Struggling to adjust to her new life, she faces loneliness and isolation.  
  
But while exploring the woods surrounding her home, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy.  Desperate for a friend, she's instantly drawn to him, but he's deeply distrustful and wants nothing to do with her.  Sneaking off to see him, she works hard to break through his walls and slowly gains his trust.  
  
As time passes, their bond grows from friendship into something more, but so does the danger they'll be caught.  At the same time, family secrets swirl around Jess.  How far will Jess have to go to protect the boy she's fallen in love with?  Will her uncle find out before she can escape his control? Or will the mounting secrets destroy all of them?
  
By the same author as Wattys finalists Stolen Hearts and Love You Forever!
  
  Best Ranking:
  Historical Fiction #1
  General Fiction #3
  
  Warning:  This story contains occasional language and mild violence.

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unicornxxx1 unicornxxx1 Aug 26, 2017
I'm reading this for like the billionth time because it's one of my favourite books ever written 🙌
Fenderfrontman Fenderfrontman Aug 27, 2017
Wtf haha that picture on the cover is my screensaver...guess we use the same app for backgrounds 😂
cdelgado15 cdelgado15 Feb 15
RR 💗
                              Feb. 12, 2018
                              Alabama 
                              
                              YES, the book is just that good 😍
maylincr maylincr Mar 30
Since I was a little girl and read the secret garden I always wanted there to be more romance. Thank you author. I just started reading but I’m sure I’m going to love it 😊
Rereading it!! Love it so much and I wish I owned it in paper back!!
HishamKing HishamKing Jan 18
This book loklike it have  alot of mistrues thing  sounds its  like awsme