Arrow

Arrow

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A boy who’s grown up as the only human in an enchanted rainforest and what happens when people from the outside world discover his home.

For the first twelve years of Arrow’s life, he grew up as the only human in a lush, magical rainforest that’s closed off from the rest of the world. He was raised by the Guardian Tree, the protector of the forest, which uses the earth’s magic to keep it hidden from those who have sought to exploit and kill it. But now the magic veil is deteriorating, the forest is dying, and Arrow may be the only one who can save it.

Arrow never saw another human until one day, a man in a small airplane crash-lands in the forest. Then, a group of children finds their way in, escaping from their brutal, arid world where the rich live in luxurious, walled-off cities and the poor struggle for survival.

The Guardian Tree urges Arrow to convince the trespassers to leave by any means necessary. Arrow is curious about these newcomers, but their arrival sets off a chain of events that leave him with a devastating choice: be accepted by his own kind or fight to save the forest that is his home.

Title:Arrow
ISBN:9781534465978
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    Arrow Reviews

  • Samantha Clark

    Hi!I'm the author of ARROW, so this isn't a review of the book. Instead I thought I'd share 5 fun facts about the making of this book:1. I got the first idea while I was vacuuming.Yep, it's amazing wh...

  • Jessica Lawson

    I have been a fan of Samantha Clark's since her debut middle grade novel, THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST. With ARROW, she continues to use a unique narrative voice and approach. I loved that the per...

  • Brad McLelland

    When I first read Samantha Clark's debut work, THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST, I knew she would be an incredible new voice in middle-grade fantasy, and wow, was I right. Her second book, ARROW, is a...

  • Anita

    This book was a thoughtful and suspenseful novel filled with relevant issues that touch young readers today. The compelling plot captured my interest from the onset and kept it as it weaved an adventu...

  • Nathaniel

    Arrow is the best middle grade I've read in a while. Clark had a clear vision with this one, and I'd say she hit the mark perfectly. The writing perfectly matched the fact that the POV was from a tree...

  • Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens

    Arrow has always been the only human in his enchanted rainforest home. What will happen when others find their way in?...

  • Dana Mele

    Loved, and can't wait to read it again with my kid when he's a bit older. The environmental themes will resonate, and I hope this book makes it into many hearts as well as hands. ...

  • Heather  Densmore

    Arrow is narrated by the Guardian Tree and there are many lessons within its pages. Working together to heal the Earth is the biggest lesson, unintended consequences, determining who to trust, listeni...

  • Marion Cleborne

    As an aspiring middle grade author, I've started spending more time on Twitter to connect with other authors, agents, and more. I’ve also amassed a pretty extensive reading list! This time, I read S...

  • Ben Langhinrichs

    Arrow is a fascinating novel with a broad theme of environmentalism couched in a very personal story of a boy who lives apart from other people in a lush forest. As we read, we realize that most of th...