Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne

One of the advance review copies that I've been trying to get through recently is Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne. And it's a long book, at 480 pages but it tells a fascinating story about a really cool kid who gets killed because he's different.

Honestly, Leonard Pelkey could be one of the teens I see weekly at my library. Leonard is outgoing and full of life. He also likes to dress in very stylish clothes that may make him stand out in Neptune, New Jersey. Fortunately he has gone to live with his aunt and her daughters who run a beauty salon which makes Leonard inordinately happy.

But, unfortunately, sometimes people like Leonard aren't accepted for who they are by certain people. And one of them has done the worst thing to snuff out this young, bright life.