Nicholas, Kevin. Age 19. Died at York Hospital, July
Kev’s the first kid their age to die. And now, even
though he’s dead, he’s not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the
people he left behind. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he
finds a new life in his new job—at the mortuary. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two
altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery at night. Will
Weaver turns a lens on Kevin’s sister as she collects his surprising
effects—and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who
didn’t know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, and his best
friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death.
Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of
firsts—first jobs, first loves, first goodbyes, firsts that break your heart
and awaken your soul. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on
the other side of it is the rest of your life. Download and start listening now!