The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
Can’t remember for sure if this was a Gateway nominee in year’s past, but for some reason I’ve wanted to read it. So when it was a strip copy at the store, I took it home. I had put it on my shelves at school for the kids to read, but decided to pick it up myself at lunch one day.
Christopher Creed, the class freak, disappears without a trace, and it becomes a huge town gossip item. The main character is Torey Adams, and he wants to know what really happens. In his search for the truth, he begins losing his current friends in exchange for realizing how uptight and snobbish they are to people that are just as normal and maybe braver than them. Anyway, it all leads up to Torey finding a body in a strange manner and how it kind of sends him over the deep end and he has to move away from the town to get a break.
Interesting story. Not great, but okay.