By Brent Runyon

Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780553495089, 208pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2008


Maybe everything will be different here. Maybe I should drive away and never come back. Maybe my brother didn't mean to. Maybe my brother was right. Maybe I can get someone to have sex with me. Maybe no one will ever love me. Maybe I should be an actor. Maybe I shouldn't pretend to be deaf.

Maybe if I mouth the words no one will know I'm not singing. But maybe someone, somehow, will hear me anyway.

Brent Runyon offers a raw, wrenching novel of a boy on the edge. It's a powerful story about love and loss and death and anger and the near impossibility for a sixteen-year-old boy to both understand how he feels and to make himself heard.

About the Author

<font face="Verdana" size="3" color="#000000">Brent Runyon is a writer and regular contributor to public radio programs including This American Life, where portions of his memoir, The Burn Journals first aired. Mr. Runyon lives in Woods Hole, MA.

Praise For Maybe

“Sensitively-wrought novel . . . will quickly draw teens into the story and entice them to read between the lines to understand Brian’s underlying sorrow.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

“Destined in this reviewer’s eyes to become a young adult classic. . . . If one has ever looked at a male youth and wondered what was going on inside his head, this book will go a long way toward answering some of those questions.”—VOYA

“This is a superb exploration of sudden loss, romantic disappointment, and general adolescent angst.”—School Library Journal