Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803725690, 176pp.
Publication Date: December 2001
When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There's Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby so she will feel loved. Raynard Patterson, hiding a secret behind his silence. Porscha Johnson, needing an outlet for her anger after her mother OD's. Through the poetry they share and narratives in which they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves and one another, their words and lives show what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade.
Chris Myers spends most of her free time writing and dreaming up new characters who fight each other for page time. She is an award-winning author of three published novels: LENNON'S JINX, first in a New Adult romance trilogy, and DATE WITH THE DEAD and DEAD AND MISSING, first two in a YA paranormal mystery series. Previous blog tours resulted in outstanding reviews. Chris's work has appeared in the NewsMag and has earned several awards including first place Paul Gillette, Colorado Gold finalist, and semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She has taught writing workshops for PPW and Delve Writing and was an adjunct professor at CSU. She earned a Masters from the University of South Florida. For more information, visit www.chrismyersfiction.com.