Skatefate Cover


By Juan Felipe Herrera

Rayo, Hardcover, 9780061432873, 116pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011


I wanted to roar out

touch things i had never touched. to see if it was true. was i still here was this life still here. on this side. whatever you call it dude. wanted to touch everything like van Gogh touched and smeared everything when he painted. so i wrote it and spoke it. maybe mama would hear me. cuz i could hear her. sayin' When your heart hurts, sing. wherever you go.

Lucky Z has always lived on the edge he loved to skateboard, to drag race, to feel alive. But things have taken a turn he's living with new foster parents and a tragic past. An accident changed everything. And only his voice will set him free.