Seventeen-year-old Jared is clean and sober and has left his home for Vancouver to begin a new life, start college, and escape his family’s destructive and magical lifestyle. But, Jared can’t escape his mother’s vengeful ex-boyfriend and an array of ghosts and spirits who haunt him, and Jared finally realizes that he can’t ignore his true nature. This second book in Robinson’s Trickster trilogy deals with issues of identity, power, the influence of external circumstances, attempting to move on from past choices, and is suitable for a unit study on the themes, to prompt personal writing, and teach about magic realism and descriptive writing in grade 10-12 classes. Social considerations noted.
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