“My mother was raised on fairy tales, but I was raised on highways.”
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert is the story of Alice Crewe, who is approximately 17 years old. She and her mother, Ella, have never lived in one place for too long, moving all over the continental United States. It seems that whenever they stay in one place for too long, bad things happen to them. They call it bad luck and they move on.