Author(s): Kelly Loy Gilbert
Braden's father, the only parent he has ever known and a famous Christian radio host, has been accused of murder. Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial, and is also faced with the prospect of playing baseball against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith and the ultimate test of conviction.
*"Gilbert respectfully and sensitively handles themes of faith, religion, and family [a] moving debut." "--Booklist, starred review""
Kelly Loy Gilbert believes deeply in the power of stories to illuminate a shared humanity and give voice to complex, broken people. She is passionate about social justice, the San Francisco Giants, and organizing things by color. She studied writing at UC San Diego and San Francisco State, and enjoys serving on the NaNoWriMo Associate Board and leading creative writing workshops for teens. She lives in the SF Bay Area with her family in an apartment teeming with books. She would be thrilled to hear from you on Twitter @KellyLoyGilbert or at www.KellyLoyGilbert.com.