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Grades 5 - 8Grades 3 - 8W5.033065
Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodbridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Wilson challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya reluctantly follows. They soon get lost, and they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.
In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the government become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.

Paperback, 208 pages
Published on March 21, 2017 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0385370229
ISBN-13: 9780385370226
28 Book Reviews
  • jojoisnothappy
    jojoisnothappyabout 2 months
    I found this book through a school program I did last year and have loved it ever since. I even got one of my friends to read it and now we are both obsessed. This book has an awesome plot and is so diverse that I can't even pick a genre for it. Throughout the book we learn more details and sections of the storyline from multiple points of view. I suggest this book to anyone who has it available or wants to read it.
    • summerflower113
      summerflower1132 months55 stars
      Since Chad threatened to beat Marshall up, Marshall decides to take a shortcut: the off-limits woods. BUT there's dangerous things in the woods - that causes trouble for the three. Anyone who wants to read a mysterious, thrilling and fun book, I totally recommend this! (also there are interesting facts along the pages, make to read them to understand the book better)
      • rebeccafrosting
        rebeccafrostingover 1 year55 stars
        Tamaya and Marshall went to the Forest near their school however Chad followed them. Tamaya accidently threw fuzzy mud on Chad's face. Chad and other people are in danger because of Biolene ....
        • gogoch
          gogochover 1 year55 stars
          It is very good, Im almost done with but i recommend it to anyone who wants to read a mysterious or kinda violent story.
          • Lyla_Hanniganabout 2 years
            I love this book so much!
            • finnick_odair
              finnick_odairabout 2 years55 stars
              This book is fantastic. The story, the characters, the twist, the turns, they are all amazing. I 100% recommend this to anyone who likes a mystery, sci-fi, thriller book.
              • johnthesquid818
                johnthesquid818over 2 years55 stars
                This was a perfect mystery book. At the start, everything seems like just a mess of things happening, but then you start to connect the dots. I give this book a 5-star rating like what I did. The author of the book writes excellent books, and I recommend them to anybody in the age group.
                • janak1019
                  janak1019over 2 years44 stars
                  fuzzy mud, the main characters are Tamya a brave, nervous, kind, young girl who lives with her mom. in this book Tamya gets a rash, the rash is caused by this fuzzy mud and she also gives it to chad a bully by throwing the fuzzy mud at him. All off Heath Cliff gets it at the end the cure is from turtles since they are immune I give this 4/5 stars and I think this is a wonderful book I highly recommend it
                  • sirireads
                    sirireadsover 2 years44 stars
                    This is a super good book. Not only is it entertaining, but it has a very good lesson about pollution and how we need to stop polluting this beautiful place we live in. All of the characters were well described and formed, and I loved them all. This is just what I would expect from the author of Holes!! I could not put it down and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good science fiction book.
                    • Luella Pantsover 2 years
                      It was awesome! I got it from the library and read it again and again and I had to, eventually buy it!