The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Straight is Jeff Jacobson’s debut novel, the first in an exciting Young Adult trilogy about a fifteen-year old boy who must come to terms with accepting two things about himself.
Closeted high school sophomore Charlie Creevey finds his world ripped apart when he learns that he hails from a family of witches. He must face his own inner demons in order to stop an evil coven from hunting down and kidnapping teenagers in the greater Seattle area.
Will Charlie refuse to accept who he is, or will he acknowledge the truth, in order to stay alive and protect the people he loves?
What if You Were the Only One Between an Evil Witch and Everything You Love?
Newly initiated into witchcraft, high school sophomore Charlie Creevey’s abilities are out of control. He can see things happening in people’s homes on the other side of town, and inanimate objects fly across the room and smash into walls. With the help of his aunt, he learns to control his new skills, and pours himself fully into the craft. However, his awakened abilities have been noticed by the murderous witch, Grace.
At the same time, he and Diego Ramirez finally admit their feelings for each other, leading to Charlie’s first relationship and the challenges of gay teen love. Tiptoeing out of the closet, Charlie wants to pull Diego closer to him, but keeps him at arm’s length to safeguard the secret that he is a witch. Grace and her coven continue their kidnapping and killing sprees across the Pacific Northwest, terrorizing Charlie’s witch ommunity and drawing him deeper and deeper into the evil coven’s plans. Constantly outwitting Charlie, Grace eventually lures him into the full horror of her schemes.
Can gay teen witch Charlie survive and save his loved ones or will he be pulled over to the dark side and lose everything dear to him?
What If an Evil Witch Was Controlling Your Thoughts Without You Knowing?
Soon after being whisked away to Seattle to live with an aunt and uncle he barely knew, Charlie Creevey learned that he hailed from a family of witches. After settling into this unfamiliar life, his feelings toward his new friend Diego Ramirez began to grow into something more serious. And if that wasn’t enough, he failed to stop the nefarious witch Grace and her cohort from using the dreaded deathcraft and killing his mentor Malcolm.
But a recent victory over Grace convinced him that he could let his guard down, explore his growing romance with Diego, and enjoy life as a normal high school sophomore. Or as normal as you can be as a gay teenage witch.
In Book 3 of this riveting series, Charlie discovers that Grace has gone into hiding and is acting behind the scenes. Able to influence minds in ways that were previously unheard of in the witching world, Grace compels Charlie to unwittingly do things like taking on the bullies at Puget Academy and lying to his family. The more Charlie believes he is acting of his own accord, the more Grace secretly rebuilds her strength and plots her comeback.
Will Charlie ever be able to overcome Grace and her coven? Can new allies like witch-solider Emerald Green and the mysterious Aunties Wu tilt the equation in Charlie’s favor? Or is Charlie destined to live life as a gay teen witch, shrouded by the evil veil of the deathcraft? And can he ever share his secret with Diego—or will he have to keep his identity as a witch hidden in the broom closet forever? Find out in The Boy Who Chased After His Shadow.