The Boy I Am
Selected as a winning shortlist entry in SCBWI-BI Undiscovered Voices 2018.
In the House of Boys, men are auctioned into marriage, but Jude, sixteen, wants more. Escape and adventure, free in the nuclear desert, has been promised if he can assassinate the all-powerful Chancellor.
Between avenging his best friend’s death, competing in pageants against steroidal bullies, and trying not to fall in love with the rebellious Romali Vor, Jude must decide what kind of boy he wants to be: killer or concubine.
Is there another way?
Described by the judges The Power for teens, you can read the first three chapters using the links below