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Sixteen-year-old Clair Taylor has neighbors who are what locals call whippoorwills, the kind of people who fill their yards with rusty junk. Clair tries to ignore her surroundings, choosing instead to dream of a future beyond her rural New Hampshire town. But, when a black dog named Wally is chained up to a pole next door, Clair can’t look the other way. Clair decides to save Wally, and the immediate connection she has with the lovable dog catches her off-guard, but even more surprising is her bond with 18 year-old Danny Stewart, the boy next door.

by Joseph Monninger

  • Publication Date: September 13, 2016
  • Genres: Suspense, Youth Fiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0544813561
  • ISBN-13: 9780544813564