Carter Colby is the most unpopular teen at Jefferson High. This would be easier to deal with if his identical twin brother, Marcus, weren't the hottest, most popular boy in school.
When Marcus is killed in a motorcycle accident, Carter discovers the one thing more painful than trying to compete with Mr. Wonderful: wearing his dead brother's face.
He felt invisible before the accident, but with Marcus dead everybody turns away from him in mourning. How can he blame them? He can't bear to look in the mirror.
When Carter begins to see Marcus's ghost, Mr. Wonderful's quest to save the world and spread happiness may not be over after all, even in death. Marcus knows that Justin Dewar, the boy who drove the truck that crashed into his motorbike, is struggling with the guilt of taking a life. Melanie, Marcus's mourning girlfriend, was also hard hit by the tragedy. Marcus wants to make things right before it's too late.
With Marcus's help, Carter experiences love and friendship for the first time in his life. But is Mr. Wonderful's helping hand enough for Carter, Melanie, and Justin - three kids fully broken by the tragedy - to save one another?
If perhaps, you are a writer and a reader, Kevin Craig will be at the upcoming Ontario Writers' Conference from April 24-25, 2015. He is one of the Blue Pencil Mentors during the conference, so he is ready to read your work and he'll be happy to give you feedback (not editing) on three-pages from your manuscript. You can chat about your writing life, process or any other issues you're having in the writing of a manuscript. You can sign up for the Ontario Writers' Conference and a Blue Pencil Session with Kevin here:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kevin Craig is the author of four previous novels; Summer on Fire, Sebastian’s Poet, Burn Baby Burn Baby, and The Reasons. He is a 4-time winner of the Muskoka Novel Marathon’s Best Novel Award. HALF DEAD & FULLY BROKEN won their 2010 Best Young Adult Novel Award. Kevin is currently finishing Book #2 of The Carter Colby Series.
Kevin is also a playwright and has had eight 10-minute plays produced. His most recent plays were included in Driftwood Theatre’s Trafalgar24 Play Creation Festival and the InspiraTO Festival at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto. Kevin’s poetry, short stories, memoir and articles have been published internationally. Kevin was a founding member of the Ontario Writers’ Conference and he is a long-time member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR). He is represented by literary agent Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group.