family’s broken-down theater has always been a safe place for Chloe.
There, no one can see the scars that line her face — scars her inventor
father accidentally caused, leaving even deeper wounds between them. In
the darkness she meets Nick, a boy with his own hurts. While Nick isn’t
the most pleasant companion, a rocky friendship is formed over their
love of films. Soon the two are working on a movie script about a
fantastical world — one that suddenly comes alive on the screen. Chloe
and Nick are transported into an adventure beyond what they ever
imagined, filled with dragons, magical pools, and a sinister vapor that
threatens to destroy everyone. But when tragedy strikes, Chloe must find
the courage to step out of the shadows and find what she’s always
longed for.

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Jonathan Friesen is an author, speaker, and youth writing coach from Mora, Minnesota. His first young adult novel, Jerk, California, received the ALA Schneider Award. When he’s not writing, speaking at schools, or teaching, Jonathan loves to travel and hang out with his wife and three kids.

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