When Curtis Brooks starts receiving phone calls from his older brother Wilt, who’s been dead for a week, he’s sure there’s a reason—to provide evidence that will lead to the murderer’s arrest. But Wilt claims he wasn’t murdered and that his calling is standard protocol for the newly deceased, meant to help him adjust. Where is he? A place known unofficially as Aftermart—a sort of purgatory/ superstore selling pop culture artifacts from past centuries.
After Wilt’s death is ruled a homicide, Curtis embarks on a dangerous plan to find the killer, which soon has him scheming against an unsavory billionaire and floundering toward love with his brother’s ex-girlfriend Suzy, all while contending with being “the dead guy’s bro” at high school. Why would anyone want Wilt dead? In sleuthing out the murderer, is Curtis only hastening his own death? And why is Wilt helping Curtis win over Suzy, even as he organizes a massive rebellion at the Aftermart? Equal parts murder mystery, fantasy, and coming-of-age story, #Static is a fresh, timely novel from an exciting new voice in YA fiction.
“Thoroughly enjoyable….unlike any book I’ve read….great for just about every reader out there.”
—Faith Hochhalter, Changing Hands Bookstore