Thanks for the Trouble
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Parker Sante hasn't spoken a word in the five years since his father died. However, he's a pretty good writer. While hanging around a hotel one day, looking for careless tourists to steal from, Parker meets Zelda - a silver-haired girl who claims to be much older than she looks. But falling for Zelda is complicated, and Parker has to face his past - as well as help Zelda face hers - to be able to have a voice again.
This unusual and sensitive love and coming-of-age story features two great lead characters in enigmatic Zelda and three-dimensional, apparently-bad-boy Parker, whose voice compels the reader from the first sentence.
Set in San Francisco and with an assured, stylish and irreverent tone, this is intelligent, quirky and thought-provoking YA.