Finally, a YA novel that depicts real issues and believable dialogue between teenagers. I love reading books about heavy topics and Bowler serves it up in Spinner. We have a group of teen guys who all have different forms of learning disabilities, some from broken homes and others like protagonist Alex who are currently living in foster care. Unlike your average kid, Alex was born with a gift where he can "spin" and heal others.
Alex and his friends begin to uncover the mystery behind his parents death along with some other secrets that shed light on the fact that bad people are out to get Alex. Spinner contains paranormal characters and actions mixed with a cast of brave misfits who are determined to stick together and fight for the good guys. A story packed with love, compassion, and loyalty.