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One week. That's all Jessie said. A one-week break to get some perspective before graduation, before she and her boyfriend, Chris, would have to make all the big, scary decisions about their future - decisions they had been fighting about for weeks. Then, Chris vanishes. The police think he's run away, but Jessie doesn't believe it. Chris is popular and good-looking, about to head off to college on a full-ride baseball scholarship. And he disappeared while going for a run along the river - the same place where some boys from the rival high school beat him up just three weeks ago...
Kim Purcell grew up in British Columbia, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two kids, dog, and three cats. She is currently getting her MFA in writing for children and young adults at the Vermont College for Fine Arts.