the dandelion killer

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The Dandelion Killer This story takes place in the beautiful Frankfort, Kentucky. The setting is real. The Evans shop, Elayna’s house, Jayboy’s house are a few places of where this story is set. In the present time, is when this story is set. There isn’t an exact date of when the story takes place. Jayboy Calvin is an interesting person. He is different from anyone else in the story because he is 55 years old but has the mind of an 8 year old. The darkness is what scares him the most. He thinks it will swallow him up, and he will never be able to see his best friend again. He hates the color black. He won’t let his mom buy anything for him that’s black. When he gets crayons, he’ll break the black one in the store before the darkness can spread. He loves dandelions. His best friend Elayna (or ‘Layna) as he calls her) is the princess of dandelions and he is her trusty knight. Elayna Evans life is full of mysteries. She has lost everyone. Hunt, her husband, disappeared 10 years ago and her daughter Carrie died of meningitis at the age of 4. She has had a lifelong friend, Jayboy. He helps her in many ways through the struggles and she helps him. Shirleene, Elayna’s sister-in-law, was brutally murdered one night in her coffee shop. Someone stole a dandelion pin from her shirt, stepped in her blood and now the police think it was… Jayboy Calvin! Could someone with the mind of an 8 years old possibly kill someone? Everyone is trying to figure out who it is and you can’t trust anyone. The impression left on me was that friendship lasts a life time. I liked how the author hinted to some things but then made them cliff-hangers.

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