Published by Candlewick Press on April 9th 2013
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**Received from Goodreads first reads giveaway.
Zebra Forest is a fantastic debut novel. The story of Annie, Rew, Gram and Andrew Snow grabbed me from the first page. Annie and Rew are being rasied by their Grandmother (Gram). Their Mother has abondoned them, their father is “dead”. They live quietly in their home by the Zebra Forest with a Social Worker checking in with them from time to time. This is their status quo until one day some prisoners break out of the prison during a riot and one takes them hostage. Then they learn that the man holding them prisoner is not a stranger after all. Family secrets and lies are exposed. This is a beautifully written book with compelling characters. I highly recommend this book. I would definitely read another book by this author.