One night, a lovelorn teen boy “accidentally” slips into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Laura, and ends up hiding in her basement, trapped in the house by its alarm system. How long can he stay hidden? What will happen if he is found? What will he learn about Laura—and himself—in this house? And what is his true motive for being there?
Turner’s affinity for observant outsiders—and teens who share a desire to hide from nosy adults and judgmental peers—shines in a psychological thriller in which the slow burn of tension keeps readers turning pages to a sudden twist that changes everything.
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"A taut thriller for thinkers who enjoy adventures of the mind."—Kirkus
"Good discussion fodder."--Booklist
"This tense tale is a haunting meditation on self-acceptance and self-realization, and love found and lost."--Publishers Weekly
"Give this to thoughtful readers ready to ask some unsettling questions about their own social positions and relationships."--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
While I never got to meet the real-life inspiration for this book, Fuddles has an ideal cat life. At least for a non-bookstore cat. Fun adventure and family book. - Pippi, bookstore cat