Finn McCarthy and Josh Hadley feel like typical tenth-grade übergeeks who don’t really stand out or fit in . . . until the day Finn is texted a racy photo from an anonymous female with the tantalizing proposition: Wan 2 c mor?
Feeling flattered, confused, excited, and nervous, Finn seeks the counsel of his best friend, Josh, and together they attempt to discover the why and—most importantly—the who of this enticing message, and the many that follow.
This task proves difficult, yet it’s an intoxicating escape from the difficulties both boys face at home. Finn’s mom is an alcoholic and his dad seems to accept her destructive behavior as status quo. Josh and his sister, Paige, are children of divorce living with a mom who is always working, and an absentee dad who has news that will change their lives forever.
While unraveling the mystery of the seductive texts, both Finn and Josh must face their demons and desires—and decide which risks are truly worth taking.
Karen Coombs, yet again, tackles a hot topic from the perspective and authentic voice of today’s teens. With genuine characters and fresh emotion, she reveals how seemingly innocent curiosity can lead to damaging consequences.
“Titillation and trauma, crushes and consequences…Coombs gets it so right.”
Deborah Halverson, former Harcourt Brace children’s book editor and author of YA books and Big Mouth, Honk if You Hate Me, and Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies.