There are no cars headed anywhere and the roads are silent. Every so often I pass a house with an air-conditioner in the window and its rattling drone fills the street. When it fades, there’s only the soft rush of my bike wheels on the pavement.
P U R C H A S E
When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world?
When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on… but are some questions better left unanswered?
ALA 2012 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
“An unusual, bold effort that deserves attention.”Kirkus Reviews
“Mysterious, romantic, and excruciating in its suspense . . . hauntingly written and compulsively readable.”
“[O]ne of the sharpest and hardest-hitting of Canada’s writers about high school life.”The Toronto Star
“Searing . . . a riveting journey.”Shelf Awareness
“This is a fearless and wonderfully executed young adult novel.”RT Book Reviews