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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y LOC (Text) 33500013254438 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y LOC (Text) 33500013254420 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya LOC (Text) 35500006288698 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385391399
  • ISBN: 0375991859
  • ISBN: 9780375991851
  • ISBN: 038574479X
  • ISBN: 9780385744799
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Rising high school senior Adelaide Buchwald grapples with a family catastrophe and romantic upheaval while confronting secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 up. Delacorte Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    *Starred Review* "This story takes place in a number of worlds. But mostly in two." Lockhart's moving, high-concept novel follows Adelaide Buchwald through numerous different variations of the summer after her junior year as she misses her ex-boyfriend, falls for someone new, and processes the trauma of her brother's drug addiction. Starting with Adelaide's meet-cute with Jack at the dog park, the story branches into multiple possible worlds. In some, their relationship ends there after a disastrous conversation. In others, they start seeing each other around campus and grow closer, with each new encounter spawning new variations. In all of these different worlds, Adelaide starts talking again to her brother Toby, now out of rehab, and struggles to forgive him despite her grief and anger. If this sounds confusing, it isn't; it's surprisingly easy to follow the main story, the variation to which Lockhart devotes the most time. (The wonderfully illuminating Part IV gets the second-most time.) Font changes and spatial cues delineate the other worlds as variations on a theme, with Adelaide's inner life as the fulcrum around which the story spins. The variations all work together to tell the story of a messy, normal life where connecting authentically with others is perilously hit-or-miss but worth the heartache for what you learn about yourself.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Lockhart nabbed a Printz Honor for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (2008), hit best-seller lists with We Were Liars (2014), and never does the same thing twice. Readers will be all over her latest. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

E. Lockhart is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and the Ruby Oliver Quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her online at and follow @elockhart on Twitter.

Subject: Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction
Families Juvenile fiction
Boarding schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Dating (Social customs) Fiction
Family life Fiction
Secrets Fiction
Boarding schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Dogs Fiction
Boarding schools
Dating (Social customs)
Genre: Juvenile works.

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