This book is about three teenagers named: Alexis, Ruby, and Nick. These three have very different backgrounds but are all part of their local search and rescue team. One day they go out to search a park for a lost autistic man. The search and rescue team splits up into groups and starts searching. Ruby, Nick, and Alexis are all in the same group. During their search for the man, they find a dead body. Ruby, Nick, and Alexis are scared, yet curious about the girl's death. They start spending a lot of time trying to find the killer before the killer finds them.
The Body in the Woods has wonderful imagery. I always found myself feeling that I was in the book. This book also has a very suspenseful plot. I constantly thought I had the mystery solved, just to be proved wrong after reading further. April Henry did an amazing job at character development. Even though the book had three main protagonists, I felt like I had known each of them their entire life.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book to readers grade 6 and up, due to the subject matter. The Girl who was Supposed to Die is another novel by April Henry that is also very good. You can read my review for The Girl who was Supposed to Die here.