The Hooded Figure
"I heard he punched a teacher who tried to take his hood off."
"Really? I heard that he's hideously ugly and can't stand to have other people see him."
"Hmm, I was told that one time he was hooking up with a girl and he still didn't take his hood off."
These were the things they said about Trey Hollands. Were they true? No one knows. The only person he talks to is his best friend, Chad. Even then, it's only in hushed whispers. Anytime a teacher calls on him, he gives no response. At Charlesteen, that's just how it is. You don't talk to him, he doesn't talk to you. You talk to him, he still doesn't talk to you.
Amy Carters, an ordinary girl. Not mean, not nice. Just... There. When her social studies teacher pairs them up for a project, she's determined to get inside those high walls he's built and unravel him from the inside out.
Can she break down his walls, or are the landmines of his past going to blow them apart?
Thank you @crazygirrrl for this amazing cover!!!
#111 in teen fiction as of 24/09/2017