The Illusion of a Boy

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The Illusion of a Boy

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First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Fiction > Young Adult > Thrillers & Suspense


A few months ago, Jessie Taylor’s father was found dead in the woods, and as far as she’s concerned, good riddance. With his absence, she and her brother Brian can unwind and take a much-needed emotional break. Sadly, the reprieve is short-lived due to their mother’s destructive behavior. Now Jessie is afraid the very thing that allowed them to survive her father’s cruelty threatens her life and the lives of everyone she loves. Can Jessie pull together the pieces of her fractured mind to find herself and the courage for one last battle? She’ll come to know the dead are not gone but linger on in your mind.