The Book Cellar
Drifting brings light into the dark corners of mental health, bullying, and sexual assault.
Dean Knight has struggled against his personal demons for as long as he can remember. He thought he lost that struggle when he felt their knowing grip pull him deeper into the river, but he was saved. Saved for what? His memories are trapped within his mental illness. He hears his sister and father's voices. The problem is, they're dead, both killed in the same river that tried to claim Dean. As he struggles to remember, he realizes their voices aren't pushing him to harm himself, but to discover the truth surrounding both their deaths. One person, Ella, has all the answers, the Dean can't remember if she loved him or if she tried to kill him.
Roxanne "Rocky" Rivers struggles against her own demons, not voices, but a past trauma she can't fully remember. She only knows everyone at school thinks she's a slut and a head-case. A razor her only release for the pain. Rocky knows no one will believe a crazy girl who tries to kill herself.
Dean and Rocky find a connection. Can they find the strength and trust to help each other when neither can survive alone?