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Apr 07, 2020
| ISBN 9780147512123
| Young Adult
Mar 13, 2018
| ISBN 9780698408425
| Young Adult
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Apr 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780147512123 | Young Adult
Mar 13, 2018 | ISBN 9780698408425 | Young Adult
A gripping and romantic story of true love, grief, and human connection, previously published as The Falling Between Us. A Junior Library Guild Selection!Roxanne “Rox” Stewart has always loved Joshua “Shu” Blackbird–before the world loved him too. Eight months ago, Rox and Shu were stuck in their tiny middle-of-nowhere hometown with no prospects of leaving. But after Joshua posts a performance of an original song on YouTube, he becomes an overnight sensation. Suddenly, the boy Rox loves is a massive celebrity on a whirlwind national tour, catapulting to dizzying heights of fame. The new life is glamorous and exciting for both of them–but it’s not long before the stress and complication of being in the public eye begins weighing them down. With the constant hunger of managers, diehard fans called “Birdies,” record execs, paparazzi, and family all leeching onto Joshua–it seems impossible for Shu to survive the gauntlet of fame, and stay the person she always knew. Then one day, Joshua Blackbird disappears. Was it an accident? Was it intentional? Rox will stop at nothing to find out the truth, even if no one else believes there’s something to find. She won’t let go of her love–the boy she knows is still out there.
All-consuming fame and fortune prove too much for a teen popstar who suddenly goes missing–Eddie and the Cruisers for the Justin Bieber era.“An uplifting story of love, grief, and forgiveness.”–Kirkus ReviewsA Junior Library Guild Selection!Just eight months ago, fifteen-year-old Roxanne Stewart was stuck in her tiny, middle-of-nowhere hometown with no prospects of leaving. But after her boyfriend, Joshua Blackbird, posts a performance of an original song on YouTube, he becomes an overnight sensation, catapulting to the dizzying heights of celebrity, and Rox joins him on the whirlwind ride of a massive national tour.But it’s not long before the never-blinking eye of fame begins weighing them both down–the constant hunger of managers, diehard fans who call themselves “Birdies,” record execs, paparazzi, and even family, all leeching onto Joshua.Then one day, Joshua Blackbird disappears. Was it a suicide? An accident? Rox will stop at nothing to find out the truth. The Falling Between Us is a haunting love story and a piercing look at the costs of fame.Praise for The Falling Between Us“With a shrewd and sympathetic narrator and multiple elements of interest–music, celebrity, grief, mental health–this novel is a recommended first purchase.” –School Library Journal
Ash Parsons is a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College as well as other, more traditional schools. She is a PEN America Literary Award Winner for the Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. Ash previously taught English… More about Ash Parsons
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