Find Edsell! by Elsa Bonstein
By Elsa Bonstein
It is long past midnight on the New Jersey shore in June 1988 as a blue van rolls quietly along Kearney Avenue in Seaside Heights. The man behind the wheel smiles as he spots seventeen-year-old Edsell Jones stumbling out of a house and drunkenly lumbering down the street. Moments later, the man pulls up next to Edsell and convinces him to take his offer of a ride. Soon, the van is lost within the darkness of the Pine Barrens. When Lorraine Jones arrives at home the next morning after working the night shift, she discovers Edsell has disappeared. She calls the police, then makes a desperate plea to Edsell’s friends, begging them to help find her son. But when the quest leads two teens to a renovated farmhouse in the Pine Barrens that is supposed to be a secret drug-treatment center, they cannot help but wonder if the doctor in charge is really telling them the truth, especially after they hear screams coming from the building. In this fast-paced thriller, two teenagers unearth a fiery hell from which heroes will rise to fight an enemy larger than they ever thought possible.