"IS THE LEGEND OF THE LOST BOY TRUE? Seth and Daniel have always ventured into the woods and swamps on their hikes and camping trips, but they've never climbed Black Spruce Mountain. Perhaps the legend of the mistreated foster child who ran away to hide there has stopped them: according to the story, his bones still lie in a cave on the mountaintop.
Now, as summer ends, the boys feel ready for the lonely mountain's challenge. But neither realizes what special significance the fate of the dead boy has for Daniel, until their simple camping trip becomes a journey into a painful past that must be confronted." (back cover)