"You're a cute little thing, aren't you?"
I scoff, "I'm not cute, Buddy. I'm fierce."
Lion Canan. A little loud gay boy. That's who he is. He's the small kid that while not being physically intimidating, can shut you down in a minute flat with his snarky insults. He hasn't come out as gay yet, but everyone at school already pretty much knows. If you get caught in the bathroom making out with another boy, word tends to spread fast.
And most of all, he's happy. With life. Family. Friends. He's doing pretty good.
Until Benjamin Esmond all of a sudden saves his ass from a bunch of crazy elephant-sized guys that are oddly freightening. When somebody saves your beloved fabulous butt, you tend to want to thank them. But Benji doesn't want to talk. Quite frankly, he seems to want to get a restraining order against Lion.
That is, until Lion asks Benji's current biology partner to trade seats with him so that they can do a project together. And by ask, Lion means remove by force. He just wants to talk! Being his amazing self, he has never been ignored before. And he refuses to let this big, handsome, quiet, hunk of a guy test that rule.
Throw in a sugar- addicted best friend, a bunch of oddly laid back parents, and Lion's own personal stalker... and you have a fabulous story about the bright yet dark life of Lion Canan. A boy who is crushing on a shadow.