When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend Rohit Lal on a family trip to India, he jumps at the chance to embark on an exciting journey just like their Lord of the Rings heroes, Frodo and Sam. But each boy comes to the trip with a problem: Rohit is desperate to convince his parents not to leave him behind in Mumbai to finish school, and Dylan is desperate to use his time in India to prove himself as a photographer and to avoid his parents' constant fighting. Keeping their struggles to themselves threatens to tear the boys apart. But when disaster strikes, Dylan and Rohit realize they have to set aside their differences to navigate India safely, confront their family issues, and salvage their friendship.
MAHTAB NARSIMHAN is an acclaimed author of four middle-grade titles. Her debut, The Third Eye, won the Silver Birch Fiction Award, and her most recent novel, The Tiffin, was shortlisted for the CLA Children's Book of the Year Award, as well as the Red Maple, the MYRCA and Snow Willow Awards. Mahtab lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her at www.mahtabnarsimhan.com.