From the jacket:
“When no one listens, what’s the point of talking?
Kyle McGinley doesn’t say a word. Fed up with being shuttled from one foster care home to another, he has stopped speaking. But at the home of Scott and Jill Wardman, with the help of a crow, and a swamp, and an excess of blank paint, he begins to think that maybe, just maybe, life could be better.
As long as his frigging dad doesn’t mess things up.”