||Three children growing up in Atlanta
in 1979 find their world complicated by unimaginable
events. We meet LaTasha. Social dynamics are
changing and girls she thought were her friends are
treating her badly. When Jashante shows some
interest in her, she is really torn about what is going
on. Then there is Rodney, too weird to have any
friends. He is the brunt of jokes and is usually seen by
himself reading. The last part of the story is told
by Octavia -- too black and too outspoken. She tries to be
nice to other students but she still finds herself sitting
alone in the lunchroom while kids call her names.
All the kids are also going through issues at home.
When the child murders begin, the kids lives get even
|SUBJECTS: African American children -- Fiction.
African American families -- Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- Fiction.