Award winning title-2nd place in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.
#12 in Amazon Hot New Releases - Teen and Young Adult Performing Arts Fiction - in its first month of release
Featured in Essence Magazine February 2016There are no missteps in this tender coming-of-age romance, only an enthusiasm for love and life that reverberates triumphantly, as both Shaka and Zahara battle their demons with hope's persistent chorus.-CaribbeanBeat Magazine.
Music, Discovery, Love. Can one summer make the difference of a lifetime?Zahara is a loner. She's brilliant on the guitar but in everyday life she doesn't really fit in. Then she meets Shaka, himself a musical genius and the first boy who really gets her. They discover that they share a special bond, their passion for music, and Zahara finds herself a part, not just of Shaka's life, but also that of his boys, the Lion Crew. When they all get roles in a summer musical, Zahara, Shaka, and the rest of the Lion Crew use the opportunity to work on a secret project. But the Crew gets much more than they bargained for when they uncover a dark secret linking Shaka and Zahara's families and they're forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about class, colour, and relationships on the Caribbean island of Antigua.