Barbara Henderson – Wilderness Wars (8–12 years)
What if nature fights back?
Still in a daze, I take it all in: the wind, the leaden skies, the churning moody sea.
And, far in the distance, a misty outline.
Wilderness haven. Building-site. Luxury-retreat-to-be.
And now, home.
When her father’s construction work takes Em’s family to the uninhabited island of Skelsay, she is excited, but also a little uneasy. Soon Em, and her friend Zac, realise that the setbacks, mishaps and accidents on the island point to something altogether more sinister: the wilderness all around them has declared war.
Danger lurks everywhere. But can Em and Zac persuade the adults to believe it before it’s too late?