Phoebe lives with her mom and her older sister in a house attached to their beauty salon. It seems perfect, until her uncle’s stepson Leonard comes to live with them. He doesn’t hide who he is or change how he dresses, even when it could be dangerous, and when he disappears, he leaves a hole in their lives.
Darkness: Where light is not. Light: Brightness or illumination from a particular source.
Absolute brightness: The mystery of Leonard Pelkey.
This is the story of a luminous force of nature: a boy who encounters evil and whose magic isn’t truly felt until he disappears.
Cis boys: Leonard
Bisexual/unclear: Mr. Buddy (minor character)
Trigger Warnings: Racist depictions, rape/sexual assault, murder, hate crime