Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher & ARC: St. Martin's Griffin
About the Author:
Billy's twin sister, Dorie, lost her battle with cancer as a child. Having won the lottery several years earlier, Billy's parents can't handle the death of their daughter and the constant pressures of being rich. Billy can't handle the evening dinners with awkward silences or forced conversations, the sleepless nights, and the stares from his classmates and strangers due to the conspicuous hemangioma on his face. The easiest thing for him to do is simply disappear, slip silently and transparently into the cracks of high school social life, of fake family life, and of simply being a teenager.