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Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister, Lulu, are unchaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.
Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in The Year of the Beasts, an extraordinary novel from Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, PEN Center USA Literary Award Finalist, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List
They rolled into town in the middle of the day: large covered wagons and flatbed trucks hauling disassembled rides that looked like futuristic dinosaur bones. They settled over by...