Twelve-year-old Roda has a pen-pal who knows the future.
Anonymous tells her when it’s going to rain, when to carry her spare house key, when to rescue a half-dead crow. But their correspondence turns sinister when Roda finds her mother in a poison-induced coma – with no trace of her attacker but an unsigned note in a familiar hand.
Following the instructions in the final letter is the only way Roda can get the antidote. But those instructions are baffling. Climb a tower of mist, Anonymous says; then, catch a comet and open the door. It feels like a trap, but with Mom’s fate hanging over her head, Roda doesn’t care.
Her only ally is the crow she saved – a crow who is really a boy. His outlandish behavior and his secrets make him the last person she’d want to rely on. But as the two of them follow Anonymous’ directions to a place called Nowhere, they might be each other’s only defense against an enemy who threatens their past, present, and future.
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