Trek Baden is in high school and is now permitted to date. She has two options: a 16-year-old minister at her school and a 19-year-old recently paroled felon from her dad's neighborhood. Which one will she choose? The felon (of course). His name is Ferris, and he is VERY much in love with Trek, believing all he needs is the love of a good woman to get his life on track. But what will that do to Trek's life? On what track will loving him take her life?
Backseats and Bleachers: A High School Love Story
- Trek Baden is a 16-year-old stellar student at Willowridge High School and member of the Wings Drill Team whose mother has just approved her to go out on dates. There are two guys that are really into her - a 16-year-old minister/fellow student at Willowridge and a 19-year-old recently paroled felon from her dad's neighborhood. Unfortunately, she chooses to date the felon (Ferris) and begins the downward spiral from "little diva" to desperate/disposable. Although Ferris is genuinely in love with Trek, he has a problem controlling his temper, a reality that will mirror the situation her mother suffered at the hands of her father.
Can bad-patterns be broken? If so, how, and at whose expense? Does love have to hurt?
"Backseats and Bleachers: A High School Love Story" is the third installment of the Trek Baden coming-of-age series and explores the realities of teen-dating violence.