Here’s a little bit more about the book:
Fifteen-year-old Oliver Grain begins his school year fighting off bullies, learning about the boy who committed suicide in his room, and trying to understand why his history teacher, Mr. Gordon, has taken such a personal interest in him.
Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe you can make bullies simply disappear? Do you believe you can walk through walls?
Mr. Gordon tells Oliver: “When you truly believe anything is possible, you will be able to open doors where there were only walls.” And one of those doors leads Oliver to Provex City, which puts him in far greater danger than he can possibly fathom.
I believe in a future where I will be able to write full-time, a picture I already hold vividly in my mind. It all starts with my debut young adult novel, Provex City. I love Harry Potter & The Marbury Lens, Tool & Elliott Smith, Dexter & Donnie Darko, bold coffee & amber ale. I also love dabbling with writing music and recording, with no illusions of ever making it a career. I am ecstatically married and the lucky father to a beautiful baby girl.
I was so excited when I realized this YA book had a male protagonist! It’s always a struggle to find strong male protagonists in the YA genre, so when I find a book that has one, I want to make sure everyone knows about it. Not only is Oliver Grain a great main character, but he’s totally relatable and a typical teenager. He’s the new kid at school, gets picked on by bullies and ends up in a fight, and has to deal with living in a bedroom whose previous inhabitant committed suicide. Throw in some fun side characters like the cute “girl next door,” Desiree, and some mind-boggling questions about parallel universes, other planes of existence, and more, and you’ve got a twisty, action-packed YA novel that will keep you hooked until the very last page. I can’t wait to get started on the sequel, SUSY Asylum!
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