|About the Book|
Drugs, sex, and rock n’ roll, psychic vampires, telepathic spies, and eventually the path to enlightenment fill the pages of Brian’s High, a young adult novel about tragedy and redemption.Brian Barrington is fourteen when two deranged shooters enterMoreDrugs, sex, and rock n’ roll, psychic vampires, telepathic spies, and eventually the path to enlightenment fill the pages of Brian’s High, a young adult novel about tragedy and redemption.Brian Barrington is fourteen when two deranged shooters enter his school and gun down his best friend, along with his favorite teacher and mentor. Brian is a gifted musician and songwriter, but having already lost his father to an explosion in Baghdad, his depression and negativity send him into the seedy world of drugs, rave parties, and unprotected sex, guided by the dark and duplicitous Jessica Waters. Jessica is a psychic vampire that takes Brian’s innocence and demands her hedonistic lifestyle. Their relationship reaches a critical mass and Brian turns away from Jessica just in time. He “coincidentally” meets the Ellisons, a strange family with unique and quirky gifts. This family becomes the most influential force in Brian’s life, as he discovers his own psychic abilities to glimpse into the past, present and future. They teach him the promise of hope and how he can create the life he chooses using his newfound gifts and ability to find the truth in all things.Brian’s High is a young adult novel, with the universal underlying themes of current politics and media manipulation. The Hunger Games trilogy, Gameprey, and the Twilight series, have piqued the interest of young adults and adults alike. The main character in Brian’s High is a teenager whose choices and actions drive the story. This results in a character arc that is relevant to a teenager’s journey of discovery. The story is edgy, sometimes visceral, but offering hope and promise, even in the face of tragedy and adversity.