Everything sixteen-year-old Simon Fitzroy-Hunt loves is in England. There’s his school, his boyfriend, his cat, and especially Oxford University, which Simon plans to attend just as his beloved late father planned. But all of Simon’s certainties come crashing down when his mother remarries and drags him to Boston with her.
Furious and unforgiving, Simon finds plenty to resent in America. His stepsister, Persie, is overindulged by her father and struggling with Asperger syndrome. And Simon’s school project–coaching a young student for the national Spelling Bee–hits a complication when eleven-year-old Toby makes a confession: there’s a girl trapped inside his body, and her name is Kay.
Helping Kay find her way begins changing Simon too, opening him to different perspectives, revealing a strength that’s gone untapped until now. And as the life he’s known, and the future he envisioned, slips further away each day, he realizes he can either lose his direction entirely, or forge a new–and perhaps even better–path. . .
Praise for the novels of Robin Reardon
“Real and honest.” –VOYA on The Revelations of Jude Connor
“Mesmerizing. . ..A rare book that will appeal to young adults and adult readers alike.” —Publishers Weekly on The Evolution of Ethan Poe