A Girl Named Cricket
by Peter J Manos
Though their planet is dying, Cricket Sminth is still furious at her parents for having tricked her into leaving home. What’s more, in the form of a sixteen-year-old girl, she is now forced to enroll in high school in the little desert community of Prickly Pear, California.
Cricket’s disdainful behavior makes enemies of everyone in town including Claudia, the mayor’s daughter, and Tom, the one-a