304 pages, 8.52 × 5.83 × 1.11 in
November 22, 2013
Penguin Young Reader Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0525423893
ISBN - 13: 9780525423898
About the Book
This novel unveils the details of a horrific murder, its effects on permanent and summer residents of the small Appalachian town where the body is discovered, and especially how the related violence shakes 18-year-old Becca's determination to leave home as soon as possible.
From the Publisher
An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent
Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.
Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson's life are intercut with Becca's own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia's death.
About the Author
Kat Rosenfield is a regular contributor to pop culture websites such as MTV.com’s Hollywood Crush blog, and she is also Auntie SparkNotes on Sparklife.com.
"A perceptive, contrapuntal character study with a light thriller flavor—utterly compelling." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Layered and exquisitely written...Actions have real consequences in Rosenfield’s novel, and her suffocating small town setting is powerfully and chillingly evoked." — Publishers Weekly, starred review