Jennifer Weiner’s suspenseful sequel to the acclaimed New York Times best-seller The Littlest Bigfoot finds three misfits in the Big Apple, each trying to solve the mystery that binds them together.
Twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair has a secret. She’s not human. But who—or what—is she? While Alice goes in search of her past, her best friend Millie Maximus, a tiny Bigfoot with a big voice, prepares for her future, and the auditions for The Next Stage, the TV show she’s sure will rocket her to stardom and free her from the suffocating expectations of her tribe.
After a failed attempt to expose the Bigfoots, Jeremy Bigelow has become a walking punchline. He has also attracted a shadowy government organization’s attention. The Bigfoots have something powerful and dangerous, and if Jeremy can find it, he’ll have a chance to restore his reputation, and finally get some respect.
With the audition coming up, the government demanding answers, and the Bigfoots’ secret past crashing into the present, Jeremy, Millie, and Alice find cryptic clues, discover hidden passageways, uncover old alliances, and meet allies—and enemies—who are not always who they seem. As they race from the deep forests of upstate New York to the crowds and bustle of New York City, they will confront their history, consider their choices, and learn what it means to be a hero…and a true friend.
"Fast-paced and full of questions, answers, more questions—and heart."
"A heartwarming tale about friendship and belonging that will resonate with those young readers who have ever struggled to fit in or find their place in the world."
—School Library Journal
"Plenty of youngsters—legendary creatures or not—will relate to this smartly crafted tale of appreciating your own quirks."
—Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books