The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham

– Ran across this title when reading a book blog. Noticed that it was set in the Tri-Cities, my home, so had to read it.

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The Dead Boys
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN-10: 0399252223
ISBN-13: 978-0399252228
Started: 12/26/2010
Source: Library

Publisher Synopsis
In the desert town of Richland, Washington, there stands a giant sycamore tree. Horribly mutated by nuclear waste, it feeds on the life energy of boys that it snags with its living roots. And when Teddy Matthews moves to town, the tree trains its sights on its next victim. From the start, Teddy knows something is very wrong with Richland, every kid he meets disappears before his eyes. A trip to the cemetery confirms that these boys are actually dead and trying to lure him to the tree. But that knowledge is no help when Teddy is swept into the tree's world, a dark version of Richland from which there is no escape . . .

Author Info
Royce Buckingham lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and sons.

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