Cal Armistead is a musician, singer, voice actress and independent bookseller in Massachusetts. She lives in Concord with her husband. This is her first novel.
"Think James Dashner's Maze Runner series meets High School
Musical: an engaging and unique book." Booklist, March 1, 2013
"Even those with little interest in Thoreau will find this a solid psychological mystery about a teen who's made a mistake that he can't keep running from." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 1, 2013
"Introspective high schoolers will appreciate this engimatic coming-of-age story." School Library Journal, March 2013
"This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which there are no easy answers." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2013
"Cal Armistead's story of Hank is not only an English teacher's dream. . .it's also a clever look at identity and who we are without our baggage." The Boston Globe, March 30, 2013
." . .Hank's personal tragedies are touching, as are his interactions with everyone from street kids Jack and Nessa to the more sedate citizens of Concord. His quests for answers and redemption should easily engage readers." Publishers Weekly, January 28, 2013