day four

We’re alone

with only

the cold

and dark

to keep us


I know them

so well now,

they’re like

old friends.


Old friends

who have stayed

too long

and need to go.

I wish

the angel

would have stayed.

Excerpt © 2009 Lisa Schroeder

About the book:

About singer/songwriter Alice, who reluctantly takes a road trip with her step-mother and new baby sister and the terror that ensues when the wind up lost in the snow-covered woods.

What people are saying:

“Genuine emotion… the accessibility and heartbreak will attract many readers.” –Kirkus

A 2010 Texas Tayshas selection

A 2011 Children’s Literature Association of Utah Beehive Award nominee

Released: December 2008 Hardcover/January 2010 Paperback from Simon Pulse

About the author:

Lisa Schroeder is the author of multiple books for kids and teens, including the popular I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two sons. When she isn’t writing, you’ll probably find her baking yummy treats, walking her dog, or trying to make a dent in the many piles of books that are waiting to be read.