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16-year-old Jake Livingston sees dead people. In the translucent space between life and the afterlife is a world of lost artifacts and spirits in transition searching for a way to move on--or return to the lives they prematurely left.
When the vengeful ghost of Sawyer Doon attaches itself to Jake, his normally even temper turns erratic and violent. He dismays his mother, frightens his teachers and pushes away his crush-turned-friend, Fiona Chan. It doesn’t help that he and his brother are the only black students at the conservative Sunwood Academy, where his peers are always ready to vilify his every mistake.
As Jake struggles to hold on to his sense of self, he uncovers the brutal circumstances of Sawyer's death--a suicide that followed a massive school shooting. And the closer Jake's comes to understanding Sawyer's motivation, the more he realizes how similar he is to Sawyer, a once a withdrawn boy who wrangled with his a stigma of his own—a closeted sexuality. In order to survive, Jake will have to confront what draws him to Sawyer and latch on to what reasons he survives.
Complete at 72,000 words, JAKE IN THE BOX is a dual-narrative YA horror novel that will please fans of Dawn Kurtagich’s THE DEAD HOUSE and Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL.