If you’ve started to follow my blog, you will quickly figure out that I am a huge fan of this author. He is the Stephen King of short stories. Since 2016, Steve Carr has published over 400 short stories. At the time of this post, he is well on his way toward the 450 mark. Each of his stories take you in, fill you with the sights and sounds, the smells and tastes. You can feel his stories as you step in and allow yourself to watch it unfold be. His writing in Redbird allows you to step in and watch the story unfold.
This book is about a boy named Zane who is deaf and wears hearing aids. Redbird is the elementary school he attends in a poor neighborhood in the city. Zane has a difficult home life and at school, senses the evil as it stretches its hands toward him. He has no escape from the horrors of his life in either place but for a kind kindergarten teacher who invites him into her class to help her when his other teachers and the principle seem to have no place or tolerance for him. There, he connects with a little boy and is soon forced to make a life-changing decision to save his own sanity, the other students and teachers, and to hopefully end the horror the school seems to thrive on.
You will love this book!