Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing. It's
true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and
the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically
made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a
sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his
Elliot's life has been spinning out of control. He would give
anything to get back to normal. Now, at his new school, he has a
chance to reinvent himself. He will make himself so cook, so out of
reach, that no one will hurt him ever again. The plan succeeds
beyond his wildest dreams.
Fifteen-year-old Brett Gerson is the kind of kid you love to hate.
He's smug, arrogant, rude, and filthy rich. When his dad is jailed
for insider trading, his family loses everything and Brett has to
face life without the mansion, the Mercedes, and his beloved $5,000
Precociously intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and ambitious,
Marya Hornbacher grew up in a comfortable middle-class American
home. At the age of five, she returned home from ballet class one
day, put on a enormous sweater, curled up on her bed, and
cried--because she thought she was fat.
Josh is hitchhiking from Boston to Dallas to begin a new life,
trying to sort out the changes that have skewed his world since an
accident killed his mother and made a mockery of his dreams. No
longer will he be what he was—an important person in a high
school he loved.