Pocketful of Rainbows - A Parable of Hope, by Francis J. Shaw
There was no getting around it. Stripes don't make you a tiger…Decision made. He would stay in the safety of the shadows, protected by the anonymity of being introverted, average, and best of all, unknown.
But on the eve of his thirteenth birthday and fighting to hold back his restless demons, Perry needs a new hero. Certain it wasn’t him, but Emma, the plucky girl he finds both confusing and compelling? The very odd Mr. Roes, with his jar of pennies and peculiar stories?
A messenger had returned from the past—an oath revived. Somewhere in the midst of strange drawings and symbols, an ancient story awakened with an urgent message for humanity.
Becoming a teenager changed everything. The bravest and brightest needed to decipher the mystery, but Perry? Surely, the big man upstairs made a huge mistake...