Algonquin Young Readers
On Sale: June 12, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Young Adult Historical | Coming of Age
Everyoneâ€™s hiding something.
Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, shyly emerging from
her nerd chrysalis to take her first gamble on the Argyll
social scene. She braves a relationship with her longtime
crush, Matt Ashley, and befriends the reckless, enigmatic
senior transfer, Claire Reynolds, who introduces Lizzy to
downtown Philadelphiaâ€”its clubs, street life, and vibrant
art scene. Soon art and passion take priority over homework,
after-school jobs, and her longstanding Ivy League ambitions.
But almost as quickly, these delights and distractions are
clouded by suspicions and doubts. Sometimes Lizzy feels that
she and Matt are soul mates; other times it seems heâ€™s
holding back from her. Claire can be moody, and while she
confesses bits and pieces of a breakup so heart-wrenching
she changed schools, she wonâ€™t tell Lizzy the whole story.
Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her
own secrets from her new best friend. When startling
revelations inevitably come to light, they just might
shatter these delicate bonds of love and passion, friendship
Set against the neon pop of the late eighties and told with
authentic voice and inimitable prose, Adele Griffinâ€™s
heart-racing novel takes readers on a journey through the
thrill of rebellion and the complications of first love.
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