No matter how many times Kyle rewrites the scene, he can't get it right. He tries it in the style of Hitchcock, Tarantino, Eastwood, all of his favorite directors—but regardless of the style, he can't remember what happened that day in the shed. The day Jason died. And until he can, there is one question that keeps haunting Kyle: Did he kill his best friend on purpose?
Debut novelist Heidi Ayarbe delves into the depths of the human psyche as Kyle wrestles with inner demons that make him wonder whether the world will ever be okay again—or if the best thing to do is find a way to join Jason.
“They may well fight back tears and gulp with grief, but readers will not turn away...Readers of Ayarbe’s debut novel will be delighted that she has a second young adult novel in the works.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“Readers are quickly drawn into the mystery of guilt or innocence...This book will be appreciated by many teens.”
-School Library Journal
“A truly strong first novel, and one with definite appeal to older teens.”
“Freeze Frame is, quite simply, a stellar first novel. Heidi Ayarbe’s powerful prose compels you to turn page after page until, along with protagonist Kyle, you reach the necessary resolution to mind-numbing conflict. This story will stay under your skin for a very long time.”
-Ellen Hopkins, author of the National Book Award nominee BURNED and the New York Times best-seller IMPULSE