Anything Could Happen
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338032499 Paperback
288 Pages | 5.31" x 8.01" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545709545 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.9" x 8.56" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545709552 Ebook
288 Pages | Ages 12 & Up
When you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen.
Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody’s in everybody else’s business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels — and Tretch can’t tell whether that makes it better or worse.
The problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life. For Tretch, the problem isn’t just with Matt. His family has no idea who he really is and what he’s really thinking. The girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is. And the guy at school who’s a thorn in Tretch’s side doesn’t realize how close to the truth he’s hitting.
Tretch has spent a lot of time dancing alone in his room, but now he’s got to step outside his comfort zone and into the wider world. Because like love, a true self can rarely be contained.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Anything Could Happen:
"Readers experience Tretch’s turbulent emotions as well as the warmth of his close-knit extended family in this first-person narrative. Over the course of one eventful winter break, he goes from bullied, closeted, and secretive about his love of dance to out, proud, reconciled with his former tormentor, and rocking out on the dance floor."-Booklist
"Realistic and at times touching, a nice addition to the literature."-Kirkus Reviews
"Debut author Walton offers a mostly upbeat alternative to accounts of tormented teens in the closet"-Publishers Weekly
"Walton brings readers a successful story filled with complex relationships, one that is ultimately about love of family and friends, as well as the courage to accept that love."-Booklist