The Wizard's Son
14-year-old Jake is used to being on his own. He hasn't heard from his father since he was 7. His mother has two jobs and night classes, so he is usually alone at home. Jake often goes alone to see his 11-year-old sister, Sarah, who has early-onset schizophrenia and lives in a group home. He still holds out hope that a drug will come along to make Sarah okay. Besides Sarah, his closest friend is JT, a retired music teacher for whom he does odd jobs. At JT's prodding, he starts writing down one of the stories he's thought up, a fairy tale about a teenage boy who must free his young childhood friend, now a queen, from a wizard's curse. Scenes and characters are inspired by events and people from Jake's own life. When Sarah gets worse and has to be hospitalized, Jake worries that she will never get better. Then he starts to fear that he is going insane, too.
- Publication Date
- Aug 4, 2012
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Violet Wilson