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  • ISBN: 9781481481762
  • ISBN: 1481481762
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.

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In the near future, seniors Lydia and Billy form an unlikely friendship when their high schools are merged, bonding over their Washington town's weird history and their unusual families.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Billy and Lydia are both lonely and in pain. When their two economically depressed towns merge rival high schools, they find friendship in one another, despite Lydia's desire to be alone. As soon as they connect, however, impossible events start happening around them, and then the world begins to literally fall apart. Reed (The Nowhere Girls, 2017) has written a classic story of friendship—with a few unconventional additions: a reclusive rock star uncle, a house that is trying to kill Billy, an imaginary little girl who follows Lydia around, a bloviating and dangerous American president known only as The King, and the biblical weather patterns that begin to form as soon as Billy and Lydia become friends. This ambitious novel's core of true friendship and emotional honesty keeps its surreal plot from feeling cluttered or confusing. Reed explores loneliness and how difficult it can be to let oneself be loved in the wake of grief, trauma, or abuse—which is why teens will deeply relate to these characters. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amy Reed is the author of the contemporary young adult novels Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, Over You, Damaged, Invincible, Unforgivable, The Nowhere Girls, and The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World. She is also the editor of Our Stories, Our Voices. She is a feminist, mother, and quadruple Virgo who enjoys running, making lists, and wandering around the mountains of western North Carolina where she lives. You can find her online at

Subject: Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Washington (State) > Fiction.

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