Mark Oshiro is the award-winning author of the young adult books Anger is a Gift (2019 Schneider Family Book Award), and Each of Us a Desert. They have also penned two middle grade books, The Insiders, and You Only Live Once, David Bravo. They are also the co-author (with Rick Riordan) of The Sun and The Star: A Nico Di Angelo Adventure. When not writing, they are trying to pet every dog in the world. Their latest YA novel is Into the Light.
Book by Mark Oshiro
Into the Light
It’s been one year since Manny was cast out of his family and driven into the wilderness of the American Southwest. Since then, Manny lives by self-taught rules that keep him moving—and keep him alive. Now, he’s taking a chance on a traveling situation with the Varela family, whose attractive but surly son, Carlos, seems to promise a new future.
Eli abides by the rules of his family, living in a secluded community that raised him to believe his obedience will be rewarded. But an unsettling question slowly eats away at Eli’s once unwavering faith in Reconciliation: Why can’t he remember his past?
But the reported discovery of an unidentified body in the hills of Idyllwild, California, will draw both of these young men into facing their biggest fears and confronting their own identity—and who they are allowed to be.