When no one listens, what's the point of talking? Kyle McGinley doesn't say a word. Fed up with being shuttled from one foster care home to another, he has stopped speaking. But at the home of Scott and Jill Wardman, with the help of a crow, and a swamp, and an excess of blank paint, he begins to think that maybe, just maybe, life could be better. As long as his frigging dad doesn't mess things up.
Four time GG nominee and internationally celebrated storyteller Jan Andrews is author to more than a dozen beloved books. She writes out of a conviction that young people have within them all that they need to manage in their lives. Her faith in her readers shows clearly in her work.
WINNER, Moonbeam Award for Young Adult Fiction, Gold Medal
SELECTION, Best Bets of 2013, The Ontario Library AssociationSTARRED SELECTION, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2013
"utterly gorgeous! In a well-paced, beautifully spare prose, Andrews charts the journey of a boy faced with the most difficult task of his life: making friends with a darkly mysterious, frightened and unhappy stranger: himself." -Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution