LITTLE 15 – the Novel
Lauren’s father has a dream for her that she does not share: to become one of the best high school basketball players in Texas. One morning during her freshman year, her father invites a well-known coach from a prestigious Catholic girls school to tell her the supposed good news—she is enrolling at Saint Agnes in the fall and leaving her old school behind. Seemingly destined for greatness on the basketball court—at least in her father’s eyes—Lauren reluctantly obeys her father’s wishes only to have her world turned upside down. As she struggles to fit in at her new school, she finds acceptance and comfort from an unlikely person—her new coach, Daniel Krum. What starts as an innocent friendship quickly spirals into a passionate love affair that threatens to destroy them both. Riddled by guilt, yet blinded by infatuation, Lauren falls into a complicated double life: one as an obedient daughter and schoolgirl, and the other as the mistress to a married man more than twice her age.