Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger.
With the frigid winds of January comes a new girl: Tears, a twelve-year-old whose mother doesn't believe Tears's stepfather abuses her. As the other kids start to disappear -- victims of violence, addiction, and exposure -- Maybe tries to help Tears get off the streets...if it's not already too late.
"Strasser powerfully lays out the desperate realities of living on the street."--Denver Post
Todd Strasser is the author of many award-winning YA novels, including
Give a Boy a Gun,
Boot Camp, and
Fallout, which the
New York Times called “superb entertainment...and gripping suspense.” His novel,
Price of Duty, received uniformly enthusiastic reviews including a starred review from
School Library Journal called it “highly recommended,” and it was a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens. Todd has also written for
The New Yorker,
The New York
Times. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and several have been adapted for TV and film, including
The Wave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and
Drive Me Crazy, based on his novel,
How I Created My Perfect Prom Date. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.