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I shouldn't have come back to Miami . . . I've been escaping cops' notice for a year now. I'm no longer Michael Daye, high school athlete with a promising future. Now I look like someone whit no future.
When Michael saw a chance to leave town with a traveling carnival a year ago, he took it. Back then, his home life was spinning violently out of control. The carnival, with its "no questions asked" policy, seemed like a welcome escape. But now Michael's job has brought him back to Miami, where his mother is on trial for murder, making him wonder how much longer he can hide from his past . . . and his future.
Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly was also a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens! She also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty, and Cloaked, a humorous fairy tale mash-up, as well as Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. Alex lives in Miami with her family.
“A heartrending, unforgettable book.”
-School Library Journal
“An absorbing read. Readers will appreciate seeing a tough topic taken beyond melodrama.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A fast–paced, readable mystery that is rooted in the psychology of battered–spouse syndrome and its impact on the entire family.”
“The dialogue crackles with danger and attitude; the plot contains enough twists and revelations to keep readers riveted.”
-The Horn Book
“Arresting. As she did in Breathing Underwater, Flinn does a masterful job of exploring domestic violence.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)