The Light Fantastic
author: Sarah Combs
Delaware, the morning of April 19. Senior Skip Day, and April Donovanís eighteenth birthday. Four days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the country is still reeling, and Aprilís rare memory condition has her recounting all the tragedies that have cursed her birth month. And just what was that mysterious gathering under the bleachers about? Meanwhile, in Nebraska, Lincoln Evans struggles to pay attention in Honors English, distracted by the enigmatic presence of Laura Echols, capturer of his heart. His teacher tries to hold her classís interest, but she canít keep her mind off what Adrian George told her earlier. Over in Idaho, Phoebe is having second thoughts about the Plan mere hours before the start of a cross-country ploy led by an Internet savant known as the Mastermind. Is all her heartache worth the cost of the Assassinsí machinations? The Light Fantastic is a tense, shocking, and beautifully wrought exploration of the pain and pathos of a generation of teenagers on the brinkóand the hope of moving from shame and isolation into the light of redemption.
Seven tightly interwoven narratives. Three harrowing hours. One fateful day that changes everything.