From the authors behind Five Feet Apart, a #1 New York Times bestseller and hit movie, comes a gripping new romance, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars
Can you find true love after losing everything?
Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends - literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand.
Until Marley. Marley is suffering from her own loss, a loss she thinks was her fault. As Kyle and Marley work to heal each other’s wounds, their feelings for each other grow stronger. But Kyle can’t shake the sense that he’s headed for another crashing moment that will blow up his life as soon as he’s started to put it back together.
And he’s right.
An unforgettable novel perfect for fans of John Green, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan and Jenny Han
The plan was that Kyle would give his longtime girlfriend Kim a charm bracelet, she would stop being so distant, and they would go off to college together. Instead, she breaks up with him for good, and they end up in an accident that leaves Kim dead and Kyle with head injuries and nightmares. Feeling lost and guilty, Kyle visits Kim's grave and meets Marley, who is pretty, reticent, and endlessly kind. As the duo become friends, former football star Kyle realizes how self-involved he was and begins falling in love with Marley. With no last name, no apparent school affiliation, a tragic backstory, and a knack for telling wise, poignant stories, Marley seemingly embodies a variant of a trope: the shy pixie dream girl. That is, before the big twist. Daugherty and Lippincott (Five Feet Apart) have crafted a fairy tale romance for readers who believe in second and third chances, as well as improbable but destined love. That the pair has built it atop the book's first half a fundamentally realistic story of Kyle's maturation makes the twists more affecting and, for the right readers, more romantic. Ages 12 up. \n