Bryan knows what’s tight for him –reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama is every day where he’s from, and that get him tight, wound up.
And now Bryan’s friend Mike pressures him with ideas of fun that are crazy risky. At first, it’s a rush following Mike, hopping turnstiles, subway surfing, and getting into all kinds of trouble. But Bryan never really feels right acting so wrong, and drama really isn’t him. So which way will he go, especially when his dad tells him it’s better to be hard and feared then liked?
But if there’s one thing Bryan’s gotten from his comic heroes, it’s that he has power – to stand up for what he feels.
About the author
Torrey Maldonado, the author of the critically acclaimed Secret Sadness, is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born, raised, and lives. His books reflect his students’ and his experiences.