Train WreckBook - 2010
Some mistakes can never be repaired.
The narrator of Train Wreck is looking back at the year she was 15 . . . She is in love with a bad boy named Johnny. Johnny's friends play a cruel trick on a misfit named Suzy by convincing her that Johnny is attracted to her. When the prank goes too far, the narrator wants something big to happen to prove Johnny still loves her. The prank goes tragically wrong when Suzy is gang-raped. The narrator, now married to Johnny, reflects on the day she watched the horrific attack and did nothing.
In Too Late , 15-year-old Greg is in a teen sex offenders' facility because of an assault on his stepsister. He hates the professionals who try to help him and can't wait to go home. When he enters a room for a meeting, his mother is there crying. Her partner, whom Greg calls Step Dude, sits at her side. They have come to tell Greg they don't want him back. It's too late to be good, they say. Greg comes to the crippling realization of what he has become: the father he has both hated and feared.
Each book in the Single Voice series consists of two separate but thematically connected stories with distinct inverted covers in an alluring "flip-book" format. Exploding with the urgency, drama and confusion of adolescence, these books will appeal to both avid and less experienced readers. No subject is off limits in the Single Voice series.