Copyboy by Vince Vawter
But the closer I got, the more complicated everything was getting.
Those who have read Vince Vawter’s Paperboy, may be surprised with Copyboy The cover states that it is “the sequel to Paperboy, a 2014 Newbery Honor Book.” The cover image of a young boy, with bag slung over his shoulder suggests this is a continuation of this youngster’s story. However, the narrative does not pick up where Paperboy left off. Vic has grown up. He’s doesn't deliver newspapers. He’s a high school graduate, headed for college. He has secured a job at the local newspaper office, owns a car, and possesses a mind of his own.
This is the story of Vic’s personal odyssey, fulfilling his promise to Mr. Spiro, the man who befriended the shy stuttering eleven-year-old. Before beginning a job at the Memphis newspaper and prior to his freshman year, Vic surreptitiously leaves home and travels to New Orleans. He is searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, where Vic plans to honor Mr. Spiro’s request to have his ashes scattered at the point where the river meets the ocean.
"It’s just something I have to do. For Mr. Spiro...and
m—aybe for myself.”