"My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. My murderer believed in old- fashioned things like eggshells and coffee grounds. My father came home smiling, making jokes about how the man's garden might be beautiful but it would stink to high heaven once a heat wave hit. "
In “Dark Companion”, since the age of six, all Jane Williams has seen is the horrid town of Helmsdale and the foster homes she was forced to live in. She can’t remember anything before six years of age, and it might be for the better because those memories may harm her rather than heal.
If only Melinda would speak, she could meet new friends. If only Melinda would speak, she could stand up for what she believes in. If only Melinda would just speak up, she would no longer have to be afraid.
Rain was never popular. Growing up with a cleft palate, Rain learned to accept that she was different. She would never be what society considers normal. She would never speak another word unless it was absolutely necessary. Then it all changed when Rain met Wendy.
In “The Deserter” by Peadar O Guilin, Stopmouth must desert his tribe in order to escape to the upstairs world, the Roof, and find his wife, Indrani. Only she can save the tribe… along with the entire human race.