Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.56 × 5.88 × 1.25 in
Published: May 11, 2004
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670036390
ISBN - 13: 9780670036394
About the Book
The "New York Times" bestselling author delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as readers watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
Read from the Book
Chapter One Jason was going to Brain Camp. It had another name, a real name, but that’s what everyone called it. “Okay,” he said, wedging a final pair of socks along the edge of his suitcase. “The list. One more time.” I picked up the piece of paper beside me. “Pens,” I said. “Notebooks. Phone card. Camera battery. Vitamins.” His fingers moved across the contents of the bag, finding and identifying each item. Check and double-check. With Jason, it was always about being sure. “Calculator.” I continued, “Laptop. . . .” “Stop,” he said, putting up his hand. He walked over to his desk, unzipping the slim black bag there, then nodded at me. “Skip down to list number two.” I scanned down the page, found the words LAPTOP (CASE), and cleared my throat. “Blank CDs,” I said. “Surge protector. Headphones. . . .” By the time we’d covered that, then finished the main list—stopping to cover two other sub-headings, TOILETRIES and MISCELLANEOUS—Jason seemed pretty much convinced he had everything. Which did not, however, stop him from continuing to circle the room, mumbling to himself. It took a lot of work to be perfect. If you didn’t want to break a sweat, there was no point in even bothering. Jason knew perfect. Unlike most people, for him it wasn’t some distant horizon. For Jason, perfect was just over the next hill, close enough to
From the Publisher
A New York Times bestseller
Expect the unexpected.
Macy’s got her whole summer carefully planned.
But her plans didn’t include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didn’t include Wes.
But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most.
“Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know.” —Publishers Weekly
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
What Happened to Goodbye
About the Author
Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.