This Was Our Pact
It's the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, whenthe town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river. Legend has itthat after drifting out of sight, they'll soar off to the Milky Way andturn into brilliant stars, but could that actually be true? This year,Ben and his classmates are determined to find out where those lanternsreally go, and to ensure success in their mission, they've made a pactwith two simple rules: No one turns for home. No one looks back.
The plan is to follow the river on their bikes for as long as it takes tolearn the truth, but it isn't long before the pact is broken by allexcept for Ben, and (much to Ben's disappointment) Nathaniel, the onekid who just doesn't seem to fit in.
Together,Nathaniel and Ben will travel farther than anyone has ever gone, down awinding road full of magic, wonder, and unexpected friendship*.
*And a talking bear.
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