And there it was again, the
troubling notion that I barely knew the people I loved.
girl Rebecca Muir has long known exactly what she wants to do after high
school: attend the prestigious architecture program at Columbia University,
3000 miles away from her home. But as the end of school nears, things are no
longer so clear cut-she's just fallen in love with the perfect guy, Jackson; her
dad has gotten a new job in New York, so her whole family is following her to
the east coast; and she's having trouble ignoring her premonition that
something terrible is coming.
soon becomes clear why: shortly after the move, her father reveals that he's
leaving them, and Rebecca is left to pick up the pieces of her former life.
When everything can change in an instant, Reb doesn't know what path to follow
or whom to trust--and she must begin to search for what she really wants to do with her life.
Justina Chen, the acclaimed
author of North of Beautiful, has
created a moving and powerful novel about the struggle that comes from
betrayal, the uncertainty of life after high school, and the joy that
ultimately comes from discovering what's truly in your heart.
"The author sensitively writes of the heartbreak involved in a betrayal of family without skipping any of the more gritty parts. Readers will feel the characters' pain as they are carried along with the engaging plot line."
School Library Journal
"Chen (North of Beautiful) delivers an uplifting story of a teen whose sixth sense proves to be a blessing, not the curse she thinks...Celebrating the healing power of positive environments (exemplified by Reb's passion for tree houses and other special spaces that can foster healing), Chen's novel has a soothing aura that grows stronger as family members reunite and their hopes are realized."
Justina Chen is the author of Return to Me, North of Beautiful,Girl Overboard, and Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies). While the Pacific Northwest is her home base, Justina feels equally at home wherever she goes with her pen, journal, and coconut black tea. Her website is justinachen.com.