Urban Falcon (2009)
Evan Falcon was all set to finish high school in Elbow Creek when his dad’s job forces the family to move to Lincoln Heights, a booming metropolis. Now, his best friend won’t even talk to him and he suspects his mom is having an affair. Caught between who he used to be and the possibility of who he could become, Evan is thrown into a world of dating, out of control parties and family drama.
“To write with such honesty and insight about a teenage boy struggling with the adjustment of a move from a small town to a city, and the disintegration of his parents’ marriage, I think Jennifer Caloyeras must be, at heart, a teen herself. Her portrait of Evan Falcon - self-esteem on low, camera at hand - is informed by its mordant humor, a bittersweet assessment of first love, and a savvy look at contemporary high school dynamics. This is Caloyeras’s first novel - and it’s an outstanding debut.”
- Glen Huser, author of Touch of the Clown
“Funny, sad, wonderfully written, and always on-the-money authentic. If there’s a Hall of Fame for great fictional teenage characters, Evan Falcon should be inducted immediately.”
- David A. Poulsen, author of Numbers
“There aren’t many certainties in life, but here are two. First that Urban Falcon’s average guy hero could stumble his way into any reader’s heart. Second, that Jennifer Caloyeras is a writer to watch.
- Laura Trunkey, author of The Incredibly Ordinary Danny Chandelier
“You’ll cringe, laugh and cheer as Evan falls out with his parents, falls in love and muddles through his junior year at a new school where he grows up fast.”
- Paulette Bourgeois, author of the Franklin the Turtle series.