San Francisco author Lynn Ponton knows that teenagers are prone to risky behavior. Ponton, who grew up in Wheaton, Ill. Little known in the United States, Riel is a folk hero in Canada. The characters are based on her father, grandmother, daughter actually a composite of her two daughters, one a filmmaker, one a doctor who just graduated from UCSF and herself. Read this San Francisco Chronicle article.
Missing 15-Year-Old Ind. Girl Is in 'Extreme Danger,' Believed to Be with 2 Men
Lynn Ponton, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
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An earlier version of this story misidentified the grade he would have entered. Police have identified the Warren teenager who was killed in a rollover traffic crash last week in Lynn Towns. Jordan Poore, 16, was killed when he was ejected from a Dodge Grand Caravan driving northbound on Capac Road north of Turner Road shortly after 8 a. Clair County Sheriff Department.