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Author: Jen Lancaster
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Meet Simone, the bohemian transfer student from London, who is thrust into the strange new reality of the American high school; Mallory, the hyper-competitive queen bee; and Stephen, the first generation genius who struggles with crippling self-doubt. Each one is shocked when lovable football player Braden takes his own life and the tragedy becomes a suicide cluster. With so many students facing their own demons, can they find a way to save each other—as well as themselves?
Inspired by the true events that happened in the author’s home town.
Why I’m Excited: I quite enjoy Jen Lancaster’s nonfiction/memiors. She is incredibly funny (even if I don’t know I’d really want to be friends with her, per se). I haven’t read any of her fiction yet, though. I’m excited to see what she does with YA, and while I’m wary of suicide stories, I do believe that she’ll do the subject matter justice since it the background of the story is personal to her. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes open for this one.