During the most important meeting of her career, single mother
Kate Baron is summoned to pick up her daughter from the exclusive
Park Slope private school she attends. Fifteen-year-old Amelia has
been suspended, but when Kate arrives at St. Grace, she finds a
scene far worse than she could have ever imagined. Despondent over
having been accused of cheating, Amelia has jumped to her death
from the school''s roof. At least that''s the story St. Grace tells
Kate. And it is the one Kate believes. That is until she gets an
She didn''t jump.
Told from Kate and Amelia''s alternating points of view, as well
as Amelia''s e-mails, texts and Facebook posts, Reconstructing
Amelia tells the story of why Amelia was on St. Grace''s roof
that day. And how she ended up plunging to her death.
This is a story of secret first loves, old friendships and an
all-girls club steeped in mean girl tradition. It''s about having
the strength to accept your own truth, even when the people you
trust betray you. But most of all, Reconstructing Amelia
is the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of
a daughter whose life she couldn''t save.