By James Lecesne
Phoebe's cousin Leonard is 13. And he's OUT. Gay. Flamboyant. Weird.
So when he comes to stay with them in small town New Jersey, 15 year old Phoebe's not thrilled.
And just Leonard has won most of the town over... he disappears.
Everyone else assumes he ran away. But Phoebe can't let go. She has to find out what happened to him, and why.
Cool fact about the author: James' short film "Trevor" won an Academy Award. He also co-founded the Trevor Helpline, a 24-hour suicide-prevention hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning teens.
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