With her parents splitting up, 16-year-old Sammie Davis may not want to feel a thing, but feelings happen. For starters, she’s plenty angry. Her dad’s leaving their upstate New York home and moving clear across the country. Her mother—well, she’s packing up and relocating to New York City with Sammie, who has no say about any of it. Overnight Sammie is forced to deal with change. And one change spawns another: Roles get reversed, old and new friendships tested, and sexual feelings awakened. It’s a scary time. But as Sammie realizes that things can’t stay the same forever, that even the people she loves and trusts the most can disappoint her, she begins to accept that change isn’t always bad. It’s how you cope, jumbled feelings and all, that counts. And as she copes, Sammie’s sense of self emerges proud and strong.
Carolyn Mackler has written feature articles for Jump, Ms., and The Los Angeles Times. Mackler is known for her novels Infinite in Between, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, Tangled, Guyaholic, and many other titles. Her books have been published in… More about Carolyn Mackler
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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Feb 19, 2009| 256 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780307487742