After her father’s death last year and, now, in the throes of a gnarly teacher’s beady eye (as she thinks ahead to college), a small black arachnid bites fifteen-year-old Susie Speider on the finger and sends her nights into fantastical dreams about taking revenge on her teacher–a, one, Ms. Morlson–who, ultimately, holds Susie’s college aspirations in the sweaty palm of her cold calloused hand.
But, when Susie figures out the dreams are real, she ups the ante by visiting Morlson nightly… as the spider! And, oh, by the way…. Who is that cute boy spider munching on flies, hiding over there in the corner?
Troubled in Paradise is a love story of epic proportions and a tale of loss and forgiveness.
Just try to get out of its web.