The Way I Am Now (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Way I Am Now (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Amber Smith
The Way I Am Now (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Way I Am Now (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Amber Smith

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A heart-wrenching and heart-warming YA romance that builds an inspiring love story around a history of trauma. The Way I Am Now is a deftly told story that grapples with all-too-real themes.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a unique, alternate cover and a new short story that provides never-before-seen access to a pivotal supporting character from The Way I Used to Be who directly impacted Eden’s journey.

Eden and Josh decide to give their relationship another chance in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Way I Used to Be that explores how to move forward after trauma—in life and in love.

Eden and Josh never had a fair shot at a healthy relationship. When they dated in high school, they each had their own problems getting in the way of the deep connection they felt toward one another. Unbeknownst to Josh, Eden was carrying the burden of a devastating sexual assault, while Eden had no idea Josh was dealing with his own private struggle of having an alcoholic father.

Months after Eden and two other girls publicly accuse their rapist, Eden is starting college while her case goes to trial. Now when she and Josh reconnect, it seems like it might finally be in the right place at the right time for them to make it work. But is their love strong enough to withstand the challenges and chaos of college and the crushing realities of a trial that will determine whether Eden gets the justice she deserves?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781665949507
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 11/07/2023
Series: The Way I Used to Be
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 5,770
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be, The Last to Let Go, Something Like Gravity, and The Way I Am Now. An advocate for increased awareness of gendered violence, as well as LGBTQ equality, she writes in the hope that her books can help to foster change and spark dialogue surrounding these issues. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her wife and their ever-growing family of rescued dogs and cats. You can find her online at
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