If you like the popular Netflix series "Stranger Things", or the current hit movie "Bumblebee", you will enjoy the new book "Fireflies".
Besides the author's personal adolescence, "Fireflies" takes inspiration from many of the same antecedents that "Stranger Things" and "Bumblebee" draw upon; the films of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, John Hughs movies, and 1980s pop culture.
From the back cover:
The year is 1983 and something strange is going on in Cross Creek, Pennsylvania.
After a devastating family tragedy, Emma moves across the country at the start of her freshman year of high school. Grief-stricken, isolated, and harassed by local bullies, she is feeling lost and lonely. One day, she takes a shortcut home from school through the woods and encounters a group of strange, otherworldly, flying orbs of light that she dubs “the fireflies”. She feels a deep connection to them as her interaction with the fireflies continues, bringing her new hope, wonder, startling insights, and horrific dangers beyond anything she could have imagined.
In the tradition of the films of Amblin Entertainment, “Fireflies” is a moving, suspenseful story of the fantastic from James J. Caterino, author of the acclaimed UFO epic “Watch the Skies”, “The Last Neanderthal”, and the “Caitlin Star” series.