ďI would gladly trade places with Casper, given the chance. I lifted my head to see Casperís best friend standing on the other side of the grave.Ē
Jordan is a golden child - wealthy, popular, the self-professed ruler of the senior class. Jordan is also a bully, a bully whose group of friends mercilessly tormented seventeen-year-old Casper for being different, for being poor, for suffering silently. Random acts of abuse from his classmates were par for the course in Casperís life, until one night, the bullying evolved into a hate crime and he, unable to endure, longing for peace, finally took his own life.
You Never Cared is the heartbreaking tale, told in Jordanís words, of a life stolen, of love lost, and of a soul compromised. But ultimately, it is a story of forgiveness and redemption. As Sammy, Casperís friend and lover, attempts to cope with the anguish of his boyfriendís loss, Jordan attempts to own his part in the crime, trying to make amends but knowing his only hope is to carry on Casperís legacy, to work to build a better future for boys and girls who, like Casper, just need a strong voice to encourage and stand up for them.
YOU NEVER CARED
A Graphic Novelette by Michele L. Montgomery
Genre: Gay Lit/Contemporary