Alice Kuipers is the award-winning, bestselling author of four previous novels, Life on the Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did, 40 Things I Want to Tell You and The Death of Us, as well as two picture books. Her work has been published in thirty-two countries. She lives in Saskatoon.
It’s a perfect day for Lark’s dream date with Alec from school. Blue skies, clear water, a canoe on the lake. Alec even brought flowers for Lark’s birthday. Everything is just right … until they hear screams from the edge of the water.
Annabelle, a little girl Lark used to babysit, is struggling in the reeds. When Lark and Alec dive in to help her, Alec hits his head on a rock. Now Annabelle and Alec are both in trouble, and Lark can only save one of them.
With that split-second decision, Lark’s world is torn in two, leaving her to cope with the consequences of both choices. She lives two lives, two selves. But which is the right life, and which is the real Lark?
Me and Me is about how it feels to be torn in pieces, and how to make two halves whole again. This mind-bending novel from Alice Kuipers, expert chronicler of the teenage heart, explores loss and love, music and parkour, all while navigating the narrow space between fantasy and reality.
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— ME & ME has already been published in Canada by HarperCollins, but KCP Loft will be bringing this story to a larger audience.
— Alice Kuipers is the author of several young adult novels, including LIFE ON THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR, which was published in 28 countries and showered with many honors (see above), and KCP Loft’s upcoming book based on the true story of skater/singer Carley Allison.
— She is an expert chronicler of the teenage heart, and she takes her work to new heights in ME & ME. As a Quill & Quire starred review said, “Alice Kuipers seems to have a direct conduit to the teenage mind.”
— Kuipers has an existing audience, a flair for social media and self-promotion, and a wide reach through her free online writing seminars. She is well-established and well-connected in the literary world.
On Sale Date: October 2, 2018 – Kids Can Press