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The Hot Hurry of Mercurial Fleeting
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Mercurial and her mother are constantly on the run, trying to escape a painful past. Their latest move lands them in a tiny apartment within a self-storage complex. Mercurial makes some new friends at school and builds relationships with some special clients at the self-storage complex. But when everything she has built is threatened, Mercurial must make a life-changing decision either to skip town or to stay.
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 that 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 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.
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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