At sixteen, Wendy Redbird Dancing flies her freak flag high; she’s a scary-smart white girl with a hippie mom, a missing father, and a rarefied Michael Jackson obsession. It doesn’t help that her mother just uprooted them yet again. Now Wendy has to survive a new school and fight bullies in a new town. But one black girl reaches out—Tanay—and she and Wendy forge a friendship to help her fight back. Her mother’s new boyfriend, Shaye, turns out to be decent–not the usual sleaze. As he gains her trust, Wendy’s crush ignites. When things take a terrible turn, she goes underground, waiting for the day she can escape to London for Jackson’s final tour. All seems lost when the King of Pop dies. But Wendy suddenly hears his ethereal voice, offering guidance and sending her west. Is St. Michael now the only one she can trust?
“Lyn Fairchild Hawks writes with an intriguing voice that captures me…The protagonist is real, tough, tender, believable, and heart-wrenching…I’m saving this book for young family members when they are ready to discuss sex, the real world, and how to grasp it.” —C. Hope Clark, author of Lowcountry Bribe and Tidewater Murder