Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Entry #4: THE EXISTENCE OF BEA PEARL
Title: THE EXISTENCE OF BEA PEARL
Genre: YA Mystery
Sixteen-year-old Bea Pearl Montgomery knows she's not supposed to talk about her missing brother, Jim. He's gone and she should accept that. Even her best friend, Honey, urges her to move on. But after a brief phone call jolts her out of her complacency, she becomes determined to prove that her brother still exists. Because if he can disappear, can she too?
Then she finds out he drowned in a flood this past spring. And that she was with him when it happened. But she knows he's still alive, if only she could remember. She also discovers that the mysterious and oddly helpful Colin played a part in Jim's disappearance. And that's bad because she's falling for him. As her search progresses, she realizes she must unearth the truth surrounding her presumed dead brother, not just to reunite her crumbling family, but to put herself back together, too.
I haven't said my brother's name out loud since Momma hit me with a catfish, the dorsal fin catching painfully in my forearm.