TSIL436 = The Secret in Locker 436
There are four primary characters in The Secret in Locker 436 —
Ruthie: Age 15, she’s a sophomore at Thomas Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland. Rockville is a suburb of Washington, D.C.
She has a parent-sized hole in her heart.
Ali: Age 16, she’s a junior at Robert Frost High School in Eden Park, Illinois. Eden Park is a suburb of Chicago.
She finds her brilliance both a blessing and a burden.
Cho: Age 14, he lives in Chinatown (San Francisco). He isn’t in school. He helps his father, Doctor Sun, who treats the living … and the dead.
Bogart: Age 16, he lives near Tucson, Arizona, at a Prisoner of War Camp. He’s a handyman on what is a U.S. Army Base, where his sister works as a nurse and their father is a bus driver.
He’s knows how little time he has left.
The teens step or fall into a vast secret underground, which is anything but a dank, dim basement.
It actually looks like this, and transcends space and time:
Read more here in coming blog posts about the quartet’s (Ruthie, Ali, Cho & Bogart) epic adventure in this poignant coming-of-age story.
WARNING: Vows are fulfilled & broken in this story. Hearts, too.