Title: The Alex Crow
Author: Andrew Smith
Published February 26, 2015, by Electric Monkey (UK); March 10, 2015, by Dutton Children's (US)
Synopsis, from Thirst for Fiction: "Ariel, the sole survivor of an attack on his village in the Middle East, is ‘rescued’ from the horrific madness of war in his homeland by an American soldier and sent to live with a family in suburban Virginia. And yet, to Ariel, this new life with a genetic scientist father and resentful brother, Max, is as confusing and bizarre as the life he just left.Things get even weirder when Ariel and Max are sent to an all-boys summer camp in the forest for tech detox. Intense, funny and fierce friendships are formed. And all the time the scientific tinkerings of the boys’ father into genetics and our very existence are creeping up on them in their wooden cabin, second by painful second . . . "