I am a senior at Casco Bay High School in Portland, Maine, and will be graduating in June of 2019. Music has been central to my life as I've been singing, playing piano, performing, and composing songs from age 8. In addition to songwriting, I write fiction, prose, and poetry. I recently tackled my goal of writing a novel...
Winner of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Key Award
Winner of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medal
& Scholastic Gold Key Award
The Sky at 5 A.M.
Published novel by Liam Swift
Kyle has forever felt like a wanderer, unsure of where "home" actually is. His father left for the Navy when he was six. At age sixteen, Kyle leaves for the raucous Alum Brook boarding school in Arkansas, entering a new world. There, he finally starts to feel like his life is falling into place. But after his dad comes home one weekend for a surprise visit, Kyle's world gets flipped upside down and his idealized version of his father begins to unravel. Kyle's life had been based on the sky, ever since his father first left him. Would it lead him home once again?