Canadian

The Stone Gift

This story by Deborah L. Delaronde is about D.J., who awakens from a coma with no memory of who he is or what happened to him.

Deborah L. Delaronde

Sixteen-year-old D.J. awakens from a coma with no memory of who he is or what happened to him. All he knows is that he was severely beaten and his face is disfigured. D.J.'s grandmother places an unearthly stone necklace around his neck and he begins to recover at a rapid pace. When D.J. has visions about a boy named Jeff and his friend Tim, he starts to piece together the events that landed him in the hospital. The Stone Gift is a tale about standing strong in the face of gang violence while embracing friendship, love, family, and even magic, in order to heal. (From Kegedonce Press)