"I shouldn't have come back to Miami... I've been escaping cops' notice for a year now. I'm no longer Michael Daye, high school athlete with a promising future. Now I look like someone with no future."
When Michael saw a chance to leave town with a traveling carnival a year ago, he took it. Back then, his home life was spinning violently out of control. The carnival, with its "no questions asked" policy, seemed like a welcome escape. But now Michael's job has brought him back to Miami, where his mother is on trial for murder, making him wonder how much longer he can hide from his past... and his future.
Nothing to Lose, by Alex Flinn, is a stunning novel that darts back and forth between the present, the past, and the future. Michael Daye, the story's protagonist is an intensely relatable yet flawed hero. Sometimes funny, often heart-wrenching, Nothing to Lose moves effortlessly from an abusive home to a wild carnival to the streets of Miami. Evan O'Reilly's performance is one of the many factors that help propel this audiobook. This audiobook is a great coming-of-age tale for adults and young adults alike.