Alone, Together by Jack Weyland
This heart-wrenching and heartwarming story about the challenges of growing up will have you rooting for two struggling young people in their search for happiness and for each other. Madison, the only Mormon in her high school, isn't part of the in-crowd. But when she wins a free makeover, she learns some skills that give her the self-confidence she has always lacked. What she has to decide now is whether it is more important to look good or to be good. Josh, a substitute on the high school basketball team, makes an unlikely last-second shot to help his team win the state championship. But unexpected hardships and an untimely death in his family mar his senior year and leave him wondering if there isn't more to life. Can these two youth who grew up basically alone find happiness?