Hazel is having trouble fitting in to her new school, although based on her experience of having been adopted, she is no stranger to feeling like an outsider. The only tolerable thing about school is that her best friend and next-door neighbor, Jack, is there with her each day. Then Jack disappears into an enchanted forest with a winter witch, and Hazel realizes that only she alone can rescue her friend. As she sets out on her treacherous journey, she soon discovers that the hard part may not be finding Jack — it may be convincing him to come home.
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Book Series: Across Cultures: Asian Pacific American Heritage (YA and Middle Grades) Adoption Stories for Young Adults Between Two Worlds: Asian Pacific American Heritage Snow, Snow, Snow! Stories About International Adoptions Tales of Courage: Asian Pacific American Heritage