Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a healing power he unexpectedly discovers within himself. This book could be used in the classroom to talk about ways of life and communities. It can also be a reminder of the definition of honesty and how it is an important aspect of society.