This is a story in reverse, told from the perspective of fifteen-year-old Bryan, who begins to relay events after being killed by a careless driver.
You might wonder why this book's called The Owl & The Skeleton Key?
Of course, if you really want to know . . . Well, you could skip ahead to the fnal Chapter or two, but that would be pointless. Also, if I tell you this is a story told in reverse, maybe you'll think the beginning is where it ends.
My name's Bryan, or Bry, and I used to be a teenager. Now though, I'm just dead. Since there isn't much else to do, I figured I'd relay my story. Up until now that is; only working my way backwards ('cause that seems more logical).
It's a chain of events, one leading on from another, until I end up bein' killed.
So, dead or not, I'm sort of a runaway.
Mum never listens - she's too busy wooing her boyfriend, Jack - and Dad isn't around. Jack's not my only problem though; I'm a loner at school and Owen Mayhew's decided to bully me . . .