Candy Kisses At A High Rise (On Hold While F...
"It was about mid-afternoon when I got home from school, and much to my annoyance the entrance to my apartment building was blocked by the NYPD, the fire department and a curious crowd of nosy bystanders. Mrs. O'Brady was standing not far from where I had stopped dead in my light-up, Dr. Who sneakers, and I threw elbows to get to her. "What's up buttercup?" I chirped, the wind had made my pony-tail come loose. O'Brady's face was grim as she pointed up, where around the twelfth or thirteenth floor stood a lone figure, poised at the edge of an outcropping, their arms spread in preparation for a jump. . ."
Holly Blackfoot led a normal life, at least as normal as any life can be until she met Jack Williams. Meeting any boy, especially one as handsome as Jack was a big deal, after all it's her apartment building he's chosen to throw himself off of. So once she realizes the ledge he stands on isn't too far from her window? Not one to back away from an adventure, Holly climbs up to convince the bad boy, with a tacked on juvie record to come down. Only Jack won't be convinced as easily as she thought so she tells him a story. . .a story about how his life would be better if she was in it.
A twenty-first century Scheherazade, this YA romance is told largely through imagination, to a boy with nothing to lose, from a girl with everything to gain.