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2021 SPARK Award Winner, Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)

2021 NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite in Young Adult Fiction

When Blue Mancini's mother picked her name, it ended up being a self-fulfilling prophecy.

A year ago, Blue's brother, Jack, was involved in a car accident that killed the father of Blue's classmate, Maya Rodriguez. The fallout is now affecting Blue as Maya returns to school determined to make Blue's life a living hell. To add to the misery, Blue has a demanding mother, a father who's never around, a drama-addicted best friend, and a secretive new guy who's determined to make Blue his own personal cheer-up project.

When Maya's social media taunts and in-person digs finally push Blue to retaliate, they find themselves in afterschool detention and forced into a project meant to foster cooperation and civility. As the layers of their tangled drama unravel, Blue learns more about Maya's life-and her own sense of privilege-when secrets are revealed that cast a new perspective on everything in Blue's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736473108
Publisher: Gaze Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

L.E. DeLano is a native of New Mexico transplanted to Pennsylvania where she now resides with two adventurous kids and two ridiculous cats. She comes equipped with a "useless" Theatre degree that has served her well in life and in her writing. Her debut Young Adult novel, TRAVELER, was a Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) Secondary Book Award finalist for 2018-19 and was named one of The 20 Most Beautiful Books in the World for 2017 by MTV UK.
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