STACIE RAMEY attended the University of Florida, where she majored in communication sciences, and Penn State, where she received a master of science degree in speech pathology. Her previous titles include The Sister Pact, The Homecoming, and The Secrets We Bury. She lives in Wellington, Florida, with her husband, three children, and two rescue dogs.
A swoon-worthy romance about a girl who needs to make peace with her past before she loses out on the future
Jenna’s never let her cerebral palsy get her down. But when she discovers that her condition was actually caused by medical malfeasance, she’s furious with her parents, who withheld the truth. And as they push her to get yet another difficult procedure, Jenna feels her control over her life starting to slip.
Enter Julian, Jenna’s childhood crush. He’s just moved back into town and he’s struggling in school, so Jenna reaches out to him—anonymously—to help. Soon, their conversations are about so much more than class. She’s falling for him all over again, fast and hard. But would Julian still be interested in her if he knew who she really was? And can she find a way to take back her own narrative before she pushes away everyone she loves?
• Important topic: This issue-driven, contemporary YA gives a voice to those living with cerebral palsy while showing that all teenagers deal with similar struggles, and the author’s work as a speech pathologist for teens brings authenticity to the read
• Award-winning author: Ramey’s previous books have been on the ALA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list and won the Florida Book Award
• Charming romance: Readers will fall for the sweet romance at the center of the story, fueled by witty dialogue and the question of will-they-or-won’t-they
• Praise for previous books: “A gripping novel that will tug on readers’ heartstrings until the very end.” —Booklist on The Secrets We Bury
On Sale Date: January 1, 2020 – Sourcebooks Fire