Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor, and Whitney meet at freshman orientation. At the end of that first day, they make a promise to reunite after graduation. So much can happen in those in-between years....
Zoe feels she will forever live in her famous mother's shadow. Jake struggles with the right connections in friendship and in love. Mia keeps trying on new identities, looking for one that actually fits. Gregor thought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all until it's all falling apart around her.
Echoing aspects of John Hughes' The Breakfast Club, Carolyn Mackler skillfully brings the stories of these five disparate teens together to create a distinct and cohesive whole.
"Mackler keeps all five story lines clear, absorbing, and integral to the larger story of friendship, perseverance, and hope." (Publishers Weekly)
"Elevated by both the humanity of the characters and the intricate ways that they weave in and out of each other’s lives. Characters live, grow, and ultimately come of age in a beautifully constructed world." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A story that begs for discussion." (School Library Journal)
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