Random House, Inc. "McGhee writes confidently as one who remembers the ordinariness of adolescence as well as its angst . . . and compellingly creates a protagonist blindsided by loss." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
For seventeen-year-old Rose, it keeps happening — the car crash. The car crash that put her sister, Ivy, in a coma with only a respirator keeping her alive. While Rose tries to find support from her reticent mother, distraction from the series of boys she meets at the town’s gorge at night, and empathy from her neighbor William T., what she really needs must come from within herself — a release of what’s been welling up inside. Heartrending, honest, and ultimately hopeful, this is the tale of a teenager overwhelmed by trauma and loss, yet steadied by loyal friendship and the solace of first love.
Baker & Taylor After a car accident in the Adirondacks leaves her older sister Ivy brain-dead, seventeen-year-old Rose struggles with her grief and guilt as she slowly learns to let her sister go.
Baker & Taylor After the car accident on the mountain puts her older sister, Ivy, into a coma, seventeen-year-old Rose's life is forever altered and, despite her mother's refusal to deal with the reality that Ivy will never be the same, tries to do her best to keep vigil at her sister's side in the hope that something good will finally come of all her efforts and prayers. Jr Lib Guild. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.