Three children's books kick off the week, all thanks to A Fuse #8 Production (I think).
Grand & Humble, by Brent Hartinger, is about two high school boys, Harlan and Manny. Harlan is the son of a high-powered politican; popular, athletic, dating the prom queen. Manny is a theater geek (with All That That Entails). Harlan has begun having weird premonitions of disaster; Manny ominous nightmares. Just when you begin to think, hey, what exactly is the connection here? Everything snaps into focus.
Almost a mood piece, this is excellent, excellent work. My one quibble is that I wanted a more solid sense of place from the city where Manny and Harlan live. Grand & Humble is the intersection of two streets; the cover art is really what drew me to the book. But the evocative image of the two street lights isn't matched by a corresponding mental image of the intersection.