Walden Pond Press, Paperback, 9780061998706, 240pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Be careful what you wish for.
Young Juniper Berry knows her mother and father aren't the same people they used to be. Of course, they're no longer struggling actors they're now the most famous movie stars in the world. But it's more than that. She can't shake the feeling that something isn't quite right with them. And one rainy night, in the shadowy and sinister woods behind their mansion, she discovers she's right.
Now, it's up to Juniper to overcome her own demons in order to save the ones who couldn't.
In a story at once harrowing and touching, Kozlowsky enlivens the narrative with a deft hand, melding imagery that recalls the work of Neil Gaiman, Lemony Snicket, and Hans Christian Andersen...This compelling read promises to draw reluctant and avid readers alike.
The quirky plot (who knew brightly colored balloons could represent such dire consequences?) is nicely accented with a slightly out-of-time feel...Kozlowsky wisely builds toward a rich and complex climax worth these often-splendid characters.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books