What is the jungle like? Will her father be safe? When will he return? The months slip by, marked by the passing of the familiar holidays and the postcards that her father sends. With each one, he feels more and more distant, and when he returns, Suzy must learn that even though war has changed him, he still loves her just the same.
Needless to say, this looks to be much more of a feel-good journey than the violent dystopian series that made Suzanne famous—it is for children, after all—but for fans of the author, this should be an interesting peek into the history behind her creative process.
“Year of the Jungle” hits bookstores in fall 2013.
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