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Six high school friends find a vintage red jacket that turns out to be more than it seems. As the friends wear the jacket, it becomes part of their emerging identities, as they all struggle to navigate the treacherous path to adulthood.
The red jacket is with them as the six friends experience the pain and passion of first love, while a hurricane of emotions pushes them into the shadowlands of sex, drugs and alcohol. While each one wears the red jacket, it reveals the risks to which they are blind. Yet the friends continue down treacherous paths to unexpected outcomes: drug overdose, unplanned pregnancy, STD, a disastrous fire. Suddenly the friends find that the only strength they have is each other, as their lives spiral out of control to a shocking climax that leaves them all forever changed.
Based on true stories, The Red Jacket is a powerful novel of friendship and love, and the nature of making choices in a complex world.
About the Author: Meredith Kennedy writes on the dangers of poor choices and the wisdom of looking ahead. She wrote her book after hearing several such stories of life-altering events. "I hope to speak to young readers in voices they will appreciate and understand, without having to go through these traumas themselves." She is now writing the sequel. Raised in Michigan, Kennedy moved to Africa, where she has taught in many countries; she now lives in Zanzibar.
Publisher's website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheRedJacket.html