Roland West, Loner
WEST BROTHERS SERIES
High school can be tough on any kid, but it's worse for a loner.
Fourteen-year-old Roland lives with his father and older twin brothers in a secluded house that resembles a castle—complete with battlements, turrets, and a secret passageway. But he'd do anything just to have a single friend. Instead cruel rumors surround him at school and his brothers scheme against him. By chance, a neighboring kid and his autistic brother stumble upon the secret passageway and enter Roland's life. Struggling to trust his new friends, secrets, rumors, and an unusual inheritance put Roland on a journey that just might have the power to change the life of this loner.
If I was allowed to choose only one novel this year that was not only sheer delight to read, but also had the most profound impact on my spiritual life, it would be - without a shadow of a doubt - Roland West, Loner."
—Susan Peek, author of Saint Magnus, The Last Viking
Readers will be introduced to a little-known saint in this story.
"Linden’s descriptions immerse you in the setting, and the characters are completely believable. This novel is well written, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it become a part of any junior high or high school library. It’s a good read for Catholic and non-Catholic teens and young adults."
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