Imagine if you had witnessed something horrific. Imagine if it had happened to your friend. And imagine if you hadn't done anything to help.
That's what it's like to be Logan, an utterly frank, slightly awkward, and extremely loveable outcast enmeshed in a mysterious psychological drama. This story allows readers to piece together the sequence of events that has changed his life and changed his perspective on what it means to be a good friend and what it means to be a good person.
This is What I Did: is a powerful read with clever touches, such as palindrome notes, strewn throughout the story and incorporated into the unique design of the book.
Praise for This is What I Did: * An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
* "This haunting first novel will grip readers right from the start." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* "Ellis's outstanding novel marks her as an author to watch." - VOYA (starred review)
*"This is an original story, and it's told in an offbeat and original style... Reluctant readers will particularly appreciate the blend of provocative story and approachable format, which readers in general will find much to discuss in this thoughtful story." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
- "An intense, well-told story that will make readers think hard about how they would handle rough situations in their lives." - School Library Journal
- "Reluctant readers will be drawn into this story." - BooklistPraise for Everything Is Fine. * "Impressionistic, elliptical and full of feeling, this story about an overwhelmed youngster valiantly trying to cope with her mother's deep depression unfolds slowly, until readers finally grasp the terrible truth of the event that caused the breakdown of her once-functional family." -Kirkus—
Ann Dee Ellis received her MA from Brigham Young University. This is her debut novel.