A riveting novel about secrecy, complicated friendships, and heartbreak, set against the iconic backdrop of the late 1980s. Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to become a social butterfly. She starts dating popular Matt Ashley, whom she’s been pining for since freshman year. She’s delighted when rebellious new girl Claire Reynolds introduces her to Center City Philadelphia—clubs, street life, and the eye-opening art scene. As Lizzy begins to question her own long-held dreams, the changes in her life mirror the upheaval of a decade marked by a drug epidemic and the AIDS crisis. She’s no longer sure of her Ivy League ambition. While she has a special connection with Matt, something’s missing. And Claire carries around a mysterious sadness and talks about a breakup so bad she changed schools—but she won’t tell the whole story. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own embarrassing secrets. Before too long, the heady thrill of her new life starts to crumble under insecurities and deceptions. When the truth emerges from the wreckage, will it be too late for Lizzy, Claire, and Matt to save their love and friendships? She’s Lost Control, a companion to the acclaimed Be True to Me, is a novel of unflinching emotional honesty about secrecy, lies, love, and identity.
|Publisher:||Algonquin Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Adele Griffin is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone and Be True to Me. Adele lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, New York.