The Body in the Woods
By April Henry
Nick Walker- Is a 16 year old teenage boy is is from african race with olive skin color who has a afro. He is a kid who take great part in this book.He is a brave,studious, independent boy and who at times defies orders. A Portland Search and Rescue volunteer.
Ruby Mcclure - She is a teenage girl with bright,wavy,reddish hair with her pale white skin and her petal like lips, Ruby is pretty in her own way but in the weird way. Ruby is independent, responsible, studious and smart but she is obviously not a sociable person. Ruby is girl who is trying to blend in with the rest of the crowd and SAR may be the only way. Her only 'friends' might be Nick and Alexis only because the work together in Portland Search and Rescue. She is a volunteer.
The killer: A psychopath adult. Like to lure victims to their death taking advantage of them. Victims of his choice : teenage girls, most homeless,depending on the type of hair they have.. Signature move : choking them with a leash.
“Death could come in so many forms. You might get hit by a car or struck by lightning. You might die in your sleep or choke on a Tootsie Pop or develop a tumor that ate you up from the inside. And, most fascinating of all, you might be murdered.” - Ruby Mclure
"A lot of serial killers are sociopaths. They’re born without empathy. They don’t understand that other people have feelings, too. It’s like they’re born broken." (95)
"What kind a person just murders a girl and dumps the body in the woods?" Nick Walker
Picture of parts of the woods where part of the story take place in.
Search and Rescue
A picture of search and rescue. Portland Search and rescue is a big part of the book.
The book by April Henry
About the author
April Henry is a New York Times-best selling author of mystery, thrillers and young adult novels. She was born in April 14, 1959 in Portland, Orlando. Her first book Circles of Confusion was published in 1999.Ever since she has been writing more book like Girl Stolen, The Girl Who Supposed To Die, Torched and lots more. Her up coming book is going to be called The Girl I Used to Be which is due out April 12, 2016.
The Body in the Woods by April Henry is the first book in April Henry’s Point Last Seen YA mystery series. It is a suspense/mystery/thriller book. It was selected by the Junior Library Guild,chosen by Scholastic and was a winner for the Oregon Book Award.