Cora Matthews, the principal’s gloomy goth daughter, is not exactly popular Duke Meyer’s type. Still, Duke finds himself inexplicably drawn to her dark eyes and mysterious manner. She makes it clear she doesn’t return his admiration, but when a burst appendix lands Duke in the hospital, he and Cora will be forced to come together by the most unlikely intermediary: her eight-year-old brother, Jaime.
Duke learns Jaime has brain cancer and little chance of long-term survival. He admires the kid’s plucky positivity and wild imagination and offers to write a story about Jaime’s make-believe superheroes. So begins an epic tale—that of Ghostboy, Chameleon and the Duke of Graffiti—and a deep friendship between Duke and Jaime.
Despite their outward differences, Cora and Duke bond over their affection for Jaime, but unintended betrayal and Jaime’s advancing disease threaten to derail their blossoming romance before it can truly take root.
Ghostboy, Chameleon & the Duke of Graffiti is a gorgeous debut novel that will resonate with the thoughtful fans of John Green’s blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars.
"GHOSTBOY, CHAMELEON & THE DUKE OF GRAFFITI stands out as a serious and emotional lesson about the price of getting deeper and knowingly letting in an unexpected friendship that has no chance of lasting but will never be forgotten."
"An incredibly easy 5-star rating for this one. I read this debut novel in one day, marveling the entire time as the beautiful sophistication of interwoven plot lines and subtle character arcs spooled out so organically. I knew I was in the hands of a master story-teller from the start."
Ghostboy has just been nominated as a finalist in Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Book of the Year award!