When Cat’s childhood best friend is brutally beaten for the crime of being gay, no one in her small town wants to solve the mystery. Cat takes it on herself to discover who did this, taking her down a grim path.
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.
Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.
Cis girls: Cat
Cis boys: Patrick
Not mentioned in the book. Presumed to be the same as the characters’ sexual orientation.
White: Cat, Patrick