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Have you ever caught a glimpse of a jarrlock while you were walking in the woods or stumbled across some poisonous boskberries? Maybe you even snuck out at night to watch Miss Gizelle, the healer, throw colorful powders on a bonfire as she mixed one of her remedies.
If you are looking for a fun adventure, join Joss, Domino, and Anton as they hike through the forests of Burkett Mountain in this suspenseful story.
Joss Hall's little sister, Bibi, is dying, and it's all Joss's fault. Everyone agrees the situation is hopeless, but there is no way Joss is going to sit around and do nothing. The quirky Miss Giselle tells Joss about a mysterious creature called a jarrlock that is rumored to possess magical healing powers. So Joss and her friends, Domino and Anton, decide to hike through the remote forest of Burkett Mountain, hoping to find one. Along the way, they meet all kinds of forest inhabitants, some strange and some terrifying. When they finally stumble across a jarrlock, he certainly isn't what they expected!
Full of suspense, adventure, and humor, this middle-grade story of perseverance and friendship is fun for all ages.
Fiction/Adventure/Suspense/Humor Ages 9+
"... if you are looking for a fun adventure this book is a must read for you. I highly recommend this for adults as well as young adults. It is a wonderful read and I believe everyone who reads this book will enjoy it as much as I have."
-Sasha, Goodreads Review
"What a great book! Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. It has very likeable characters and a fast moving plot. Even though this is intended for a younger audience, I highly recommend this for adults as well. I am looking forward to sharing this book with my 10 year old son."
-Mariana, Goodreads Review
"Very good and intriguing!!!"
-Heather, Goodreads Review
"I found myself so completely in love with its characters, from Joss to the jarrlock, Gladwin, to even the annoying Bibi! Being a huge supernatural fan, I was especially intrigued with Gladwin’s character. His fluffiness was especially inviting. Their adventure flew by in such a fast pace that there were completely no dull moments throughout the book ... the book was truly an awesome and captivating experience."
-Levian, Goodreads Review
"The characters are delightful, especially the spitfire middle sister, Joss. She has to deal with guilt because she thinks it's her fault that Bibi is sick, but she doesn't take anything from anybody. She is quick on her feet and has enough wit to get her through any conversation. Her friends, Domino and Anton, are also a nice pair to bring along on an adventure. Together, the three of them balance one another out perfectly. Oh, and I can't forget the quirky Miss Gizelle! She's a hoot!"
-The Hardcover Lover
"I grew quite attached to the characters who played well off each other. A good sharp story, a little like a modern fairy tale like quest."
- John, Goodreads Review
"Beautifully written novel for Grades 4th and up. I loved this fantasy adventure story of Joss, the middle sister, who is on a mission to save her little sister from dying. The exciting journey that these three young people take is full of mystery, danger, and magic. I was hooked beginning with the first chapter and could not put it down. I hope that Ms. Srikant writes more adventure stories with Joss, Domino, and Anton! I highly recommend this book to those students who enjoy reading fantasy and adventure stories."
- Becky, Goodreads Review
To read an excerpt from The Remedy, click here.