Truly a coming-of-age novel in all senses of the saying, “Fish in the Sky” is a perfect insight into the world of teenage angst and development. Josh Stephenson enters a whole new world when he turns thirteen. With this new step comes his quite promiscuous and pain-in-the-neck cousin.
Billy Dean has had quite an unorthodox upbringing. His world consists of four walls, some furniture, and other necessities. He spends his days in this room, often with his mother, and in the darkness of the night his father returns to cast a shadow over Billy Dean’s quite simple life. It was the chaos of the outside world, unbeknownst to Billy, which drove him to his confinement and forced him to be a “secret” child. He witnesses this destruction when he finally emerges from his miniscule world at the same time as those around him witness his powerf
In the summer of 1994, four teenagers, Jonathan, Sam, Eric and Schulz, find a sizable amount of money in an abandoned house in the suburbs of Munich. This discovery catalyzes a series of events that change the lives of all four friends, and not for the better. The inexorable unraveling of their friendship leaves an irreparable trail of damage and not one of the four escape unscathed.
In a futuristic United States, Madeline Landry is next in line in the most powerful family of the ruling class; the Gentry. This lavish and rich social class has ruled over the poor for nearly 200 years with an iron and unrelenting grip. Within the lower classes are the Rootless, the bottom feeders of society that are forced to do the dirty and dangerous work for the Gentry for no reward.
Lesléa Newman captures both the horrors and sentiments surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay twenty one year old student at the University of Wyoming. In this book of poems, readers will experience the raw emotion felt by the people personally affected by the infamous 1998 hate crime. It also offers the reader new perspective in poems narrated by the fence he was tied to, and even the deer that stood with Matthew on the night the crime was committed. For readers too young to remember the shock and impact of this event, this book is the perfect tool to edu