There are always nine student deaths at Stanton High School every year. Surviving senior year has never been so stressful. Its the 1980's and crime, gangs, and violence, have taken over New York City. .
The story follows David from the first day of his senior year in high school, all the way to graduation. Doubts, a lack of direction, and regret are weighing heavily on his mind.
David is an insecure musical prodigy confused about college, life, and career choices. He can't trust his teachers, or his classmates at his ultracompetive high school. The only thing he knows for sure is that he is interested in Delancey, the girl of his dreams. But she is out of his league. David sings and plays guitar, but must give the performance of his life in order to win back the girl of his dreams. An unforeseen supernatural plot twist leads the reader to a suspenseful ending.
Worlds Apart is a modern day retelling of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.