Charis Books and More Logo

Into the Light (Hardcover)

Pre-Order Now Badge
Into the Light By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now


Hidden Secrets Always Come to Light.
Award-winning author Mark Oshiro (Anger is a Gift) returns with a new contemporary coming-of-age novel laced with a twisty, dark mystery you’ll have to read to believe.

Manny lives by the rules—the rules that have kept him moving, kept him alive, and have helped him survive being thrust into adulthood long before he was ready. It’s been a year since breaking the rules got him cast out of his family. But the existence of an unidentified body found in the hills of Idyllwild, California is drawing him back to his deepest trauma because he may know who it is.

Eli lives for the future—he’s put his entire faith into the teachings that raised him: family, duty, and love. After all, obedience leads to deliverance from a harsh world into an eternal paradise. But why doesn’t Eli remember his past? What if he can’t escape the doubt that eats away at his foundation of belief?

For fans of Courtney Summers and Tiffany Jackson—Into the Light is a thrilling, ripped-from-the-headlines story about the traumas facing a nation and two young men caught in the crossfire of inherited pain and their crisis of faith, all with Oshiro’s signature mix of raw emotions and gorgeous depiction of queer resilience.

About the Author

Mark Oshiro is the award-winning author of the young adult books Anger is a Gift (2019 Schneider Family Book Award), Each of Us a Desert, and Into the Light, as well as their middle grade books The Insiders and You Only Live Once, David Bravo. They are also the co-author (with Rick Riordan) of the upcoming Percy Jackson novel centered on Nico di Angelo and Will Solace. When not writing, they are trying to pet every dog in the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250812254
ISBN-10: 1250812259
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: March 28th, 2023
Pages: 448
Language: English