The Painter by Peter Heller. "Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller, The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past." - Provided by publisher.
High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness.