Ryan M. Blackwell — Honors in English
Sneak: a Novella
This project took the form of a short novel. The story opens with fifteen year old high school student Travis hiding in the closet of the beautiful but painfully thin Sammy Lautuger. It then steps back in time to the beginning of the school year and follows the events that led Travis to his entrapment in the closet. Travis begins as a bored but complacent student with little drive or motivation, but as his family and friends begin to fall apart around him he is driven to take action and consider the world around him. The story attempts to present characters and action in the story in a direct, contemporary manner. The author looked to works of contemporary authors for inspiration throughout the process.