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Two teens must come to terms with their frienda€™s death in a car crash in this a€œhaunting, a€ (Kirkus Reviews) gritty, and realistic novel from the author of Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, and Over You. When Kinseya€™s best friend Camille dies in a car accident while Kinsey is behind the wheel, she shuts down completely, deciding that numbness is far better than mourning. She wants to be left alone during the last few weeks of high school, but Camillea€™s mysterious boyfriend Hunter, who was also in the car that night, has a different idea. Despite all of Kinseya€™s efforts, she cana€™t shake Camille, who has been haunting her dreams. Consumed by survivora€™s guilt, sleep deprived, and on the verge of losing it, she agrees to run away with Hunter to San Francisco. As the pair tries to escape both the ghost of Camille and their own deep fears, Kinsey questions how real her perception of her friendship with Camille was, and whether her former frienda€™s ghost is actually now haunting her. Hunter, meanwhile, falls into a spiral of alcoholism, anger, and self-loathing. Ultimately, Kinsey and Hunter must come to terms with what theya€™ve lost and accept that they cana€™t outrun pain.I rub my eyes and realize suddenly how exhausted I am, and apparently so out of it that now Ia#39;mhallucinating temperatures and air movement. ... How many times does she have to invite you over for dinner before she realizes youa#39;re never coming? ... I the last of and you dona#39;t pulla jarof peanut butter and an apple from the fridge. yourself a€œGod, Kinsey, why dona#39;t you ... my arm retracts and my shoulder shifts back, like somekind of involuntary muscle memory left over from when I usedtoanbsp;...

Author:Amy Reed
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-10-14


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