Hey, guys! I’m trying to find the name of a book for my husband. He’s been searching for it for a really long time. He remembers it as a young adult novel.
So, from what I understand, it’s about a creature (possibly child shaped and most likely male) who lives alone in the wild and scorns humans for their emotional attachments. The creature can see everyone’s emotional attachments as tendrils of light coming out of them. At some point, this creature gets taken in by an old woman and begins to develop his own attachments to certain people and it distresses him.