Sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has it bad. She's been in love with Tyrone O'Rourke since the days she still believed in Santa Claus. But Tyrone has grown from a dorky kid into an outlaw graffiti artist, the rebel-with-a-cause of Flannery's dreams, literally too cool for school.
Which is a problem, since he and Flannery are partners for the entrepreneurship class that she needs to graduate. And Tyrone's vanishing act may have darker causes than she realizes. (From Groundwood Books)
Tyrone and I ran around in diapers together at Happy Kids daycare. There's a photo of the two of us and Tyrone's mom on the first day of kindergarten, on the school steps. Tyrone has a brand new Transformers knapsack; I have a Dora the Explorer lunchbox. He's holding his mom's hand and looking up at her, but she's got her head turned the other way. She's looking down the street as if something big and important has her attention — maybe a three-car pile-up or a good-looking guy.
From Flannery by Lisa Moore ©2016. Published by Groundwood Books.