Lucas Johnson is entering the ninth grade. Life's great for him. He has his three best friends by his side, and the chicks crawling all over his blue eyes, blonde hair and abs. The only problem is he's gay, and not sure how to come out to his best friends about it. He knows he'll probably never be able to tell Jack, one of his best friends. But maybe he could tell Phoebe and Tiffany. How will he do it? Will he even do it? How will he hand Randy, his bully since the sixth grade? This is a book about bravery, courage, lies, and life.
Monica Oakes grew up in Anoka, Minnesota and currently lives there with her parents. She finished her first book, "Lucas's Ninth", the first book in the "Lucas Johnson" series, when she was fifteen years old. She believes that if you live, you can write a good book about anything your mind can come up with. She encourages young writers to continue reading and writing throughout their lives.