Rodney, abandoned by his mother at his weird uncle Ray's, encounters a demon named Birthless and must figure out his uncle's secret while preserving himself, his newfound friends, and a sleepy Alabama town from destruction. Strays is an unusual YA adventure story that's part C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters and part Tom Sawyer . The focus of the book isn't on simple lessons, but is instead the story of a lonely boy realizing that there is more to the heavens than stars, more to books than facts, and more to his Uncle Ray than tie-dye shirts and honeybees.
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"What’s not to love about this debut novel from Remy Wilkins? Replete with a brilliant concept, fast‐moving plot twists and turns, memorably quirky characters, and crisp writing. This is a delightful, creative romp. Highly recommended.” -George Grant, author and pastor in Franklin, Tennessee
"Evoking C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters , Wilkins’ debut novel portrays cleverly named demonic characters who converse, plot, and war against angels, earthly beings, and even critters who are subject to 'The Name.'" -Mary Jackson, WORLD Magazine
"This was great! We bought it for our ten year old son for Christmas and we all ended up totally sucked in and read in three days! Super engaging plot, cleverly written with great lessons to be learned without being the least bit preachy. Loved it." -Wendy
"This is a very good first book by Remy Wilkins. I read it aloud to the family and all the kids, 11-15, and my wife and I really enjoyed the story. Really interesting take on the powers of darkness in the physical world and yet without the gratuitousness of most stories involving the demonic that it can't be read to a younger audience." -Brandon
Remy Wilkins was born on one side of the Mississippi River and lives on the other. He teaches at Geneva Academy in Monroe, Louisiana, and he writes at home where his wife paints and his five boys raise a ruckus.
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IMPRINT: Canonball Books
GENRE: Middle Grade (Grades 4-9)
AUTHOR: Remy Wilkins
PAGE COUNT: 340 pages
BINDING: Hardback with jacket
PUB. DATE: Oct 31, 2017