From National Book Award finalist, Elana K. Arnold, comes a sizzling love story set during the Burning Man festival that’s told in alternating first-person points of view.
Having just graduated from high school, Ben is set to leave Gypsum, Nevada. The timing is perfect since the gypsum mine that is the lifeblood of the area is closing and along with it:the entire town. Ben’slucky as he’s headed to San Diego to the University of California on a track scholarship. But his best friends, Pete and Hog Boy, don’t have college to look forward to, so to make them happy, Ben goes with them to check out the hot chick parked on the side of Highway 447.
Lala and her Gypsy family earn money by telling fortunes. Some customers choose Tarot cards; others have their palms read. The thousands of people attending the nearby Burning Man festival spend lots of cash—especially as Lala gives uncanny readings. But lately Lala’s been questioning whether there might be more to life than her upcoming arranged marriage. And the day she reads Ben’s cards is the day that everything changes for her … and for him.
A spellbinding summer page-turner about self-determination.
“Lyrical and inspirational.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Readers looking for a romantic coming-of-age novel won’t be disappointed.”—SLJ
“The stirrings of an unconventional first love and the new freedoms that lie in wait for Lala and Ben provide readers ample reason to keep turning pages”—Publishers Weekly