Gap Life

By John Coy

Cray got into the same college his father attended and is expected to go. And to go pre-med. And to get started right away. His parents are paying the tuition. It should be an easy decision.

But it's not.

All Cray knows is that what's expected of him doesn't feel right. The pressure to make a decision—from his family, his friends—is huge. Until he meets Rayne, a girl who is taking a gap year, and who helps him find his first real job, at a home of four adults with developmental disabilities. What he learns about himself and others will turn out to be more than any university could teach him—and twice as difficult.

John Coy

John Coy has written several books for children, including Top of the Order and Love of the Game. He spends much of his time as a writer-in-residence at elementary schools. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.