Chosen by CBC as one of the 22 Canadian Young Adult books to watch for in fall 2021, Our Rock and Our Salvation marks the conclusion to The Last Wild Boy Trilogy by Hugh MacDonald. It explores community, restorative justice and the potential for our very planet.
After a childhood reckoning with the dystopian world he was born into, Adam is now fifteen and living peacefully in the woods with other escapees from collapsed city-states. Having studied the teachings of First Nations peoples, the communities are thriving in harmony with the natural world.
But recently there’s a discordant note—children are being kidnapped from some other communities; some places have been burned down. There is trouble brewing in the woods, and uncovering its source leads Adam and his friends to the most astonishing discovery of their lives.
MacDonald is a poet, editor, author and was the poet laureate for PEI from 2010–2012. Our Rock and Our Salvation is his 17th book. He has received several awards including the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee loves lobsters.