The Hot Hurry of Mercurial Fleeting

Author: Loe, Steve

Subjects: Family Relationships; Anger Management; Social Relationships; Growing Up

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Grade: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

ISBN: 978-0-88092-433-7

Order code: 4337

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

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Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 4337S

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Mercurial Fleeting and her mother are on the run again—once more trying to escape a painful part of their past. Of course, another move means a new school, which does not help Mercurial’s anger issues. She can lose control in ways no one forgets. But this latest move lands her in a tiny apartment within a self-storage complex and in a school where the kids seem unusually welcoming. Mercurial meets some cool new friends and builds relationships with a strange set of special clients at the self-storage complex.

However, Mercurial tries too hard to create a permanent place for herself in the world and oversteps the line at her new school. She’s attacked on the soccer field, ends up on crutches, and faces threats of worse to come. Soon these threats extend to the special clients at the self-storage complex, and Mercurial must make a life-changing decision either to skip town or to stay.

Coping with it all has Mercurial frequently in trouble. Her anger issues are monumental, and her lies have a habit of catching up with her. But to the surprise of everyone, she finds stability and friendships among a wonderful array of characters who need her help.

Author Steve Loe says that one of his aims in writing the novel was “to show that no matter how ugly life can get, keep hoping—if you persist, things will get better. And families come in all shapes and sizes and are the ultimate teams that support individual progress.”  He is also the author of The Glimpsing Book.

Mercurial Fleeting and her mother are on the run again—once more trying to escape a painful part of their past. Of course, another move means a new school, which does not help Mercurial’s anger issues. She can lose control in ways no one forgets. But this latest move lands her in a tiny apartment within a self-storage complex and in a school where the kids seem unusually welcoming. Mercurial meets some cool new friends and builds relationships with a strange set of special clients at the self-storage complex.

However, Mercurial tries too hard to create a permanent place for herself in the world and oversteps the line at her new school. She’s attacked on the soccer field, ends up on crutches, and faces threats of worse to come. Soon these threats extend to the special clients at the self-storage complex, and Mercurial must make a life-changing decision either to skip town or to stay.

Coping with it all has Mercurial frequently in trouble. Her anger issues are monumental, and her lies have a habit of catching up with her. But to the surprise of everyone, she finds stability and friendships among a wonderful array of characters who need her help.

Author Steve Loe says that one of his aims in writing the novel was “to show that no matter how ugly life can get, keep hoping—if you persist, things will get better. And families come in all shapes and sizes and are the ultimate teams that support individual progress.”  He is also the author of The Glimpsing Book.

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