Beatriz’s beloved grandfather has died. Soon after, she starts to hear his voice come from his guitar, asking her to finish the song he never was able to finish. His “killer” song. But as Beatriz’s obsession goes deeper, as she pulls away from her friends, one starts to wonder is this song literally the thing that will kill Beatriz? A beautiful, dark story of the obsession of perfection; of music and of life. Yet, there is hope at the end of it all, too. For ages 14 and up, with heavy adult crossover appeal. — Jeanette
Beatriz must create the perfect song in order to free her grandfather's soul . . . but what will be the cost? A fantastical YA graphic novel about creative passion and obsession, great for fans of The Prince and the Dressmaker and Level Up.
If life wasn't already hard enough for Beatriz -- being a teenager, trying to start a band, and going to school -- then she discovers that her grandfather's soul has been trapped in an old guitar, and that the only way to free him is to play the perfect song . . . his perfect song, a song that he never actually wrote down. She's determined to save her grandfather, but as music slowly takes over her life, she soon finds herself growing obsessed with his song, and making it absolutely flawless, at the expense of her friendships, her band, and her health.
Beatriz won't let anything stop her, not even her own limitations. Creating a magical song is already a lot of pressure, but Beatriz will have to make some hard choices before it's too late for her grandfather . . . and for herself.
A story filled with music, passion, supernatural secrets, and family, Jose Pimienta's Suncatcher brings to life a contemporary story of life in Mexicali with a supernatural twist and a lot of music.
About the Author
Jose Pimienta was raised in Mexicali, Baja California, and now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he works on comics and storyboards for animation and film. Suncatcher is his debut author/illustrator graphic novel.
"Haunting, beautiful, and complex." – Kirkus Reviews
"Pimienta gives this 'devil at the crossroads' tale a fresh twist with the Mexicali punk setting; music lovers and fans of graphic novels will be intrigued.” – SLJ