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Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything, delivers a witty and heartbreaking tale of first love, second beginnings, and last chances in this timely and authentic bisexual coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera.
In Southern California, no one lives more than thirty miles from the nearest fault line. Sasha Bloom is standing right on top of one when her world literally crumbles around her. With her mother now dead and father out of the picture, Sasha moves in with her estranged grandparents.
Living in her mom’s old bedroom, Sasha has no idea who she is anymore. Luckily, her grandparents are certain they know who she should be: A lawyer in the making. Ten pounds skinnier. In a socially advantageous relationship with a boy from a good family—a boy like Cole Edwards.
And Cole has ideas for who Sasha should be, too. His plus one at lunch. His girlfriend. His.
Sasha tries to make everything work, but that means folding away her love of photography, her grief for her mother, and he growing interest in the magnificently clever Lily Chen. Sasha wants to follow Lily off the beaten path, to discover hidden beaches, secret menus, and the truth about dinosaur pee.
But being friends with Lily might lead somewhere new. Is Sasha willing to stop being the girl everyone expects and let the girl beneath the surface breath through?
What would have happened to Rory Gilmore if Lorelei had suddenly died? When Sasha's single mother dies in a California earthquake in this Gilmore Girls tinged novel, she moves to Orange County to reside with her posh, conservative grandparents. Alienated, grieving, and used to getting along by pretending to be invisible, closeted Sasha starts her junior year by falling in with some popular kids, then discovers their shallowness. As she makes real friends, her feelings deepen for one: Lily. Sasha wants to join the art club that Lily's in; her grandparents want her to do mock trial and date their friend's grandson, Cole. Eventually Sasha realizes that she has to come out to herself and the people around her, not just as queer, but as an artist and a person who wants more than to just get along. Schneider (Invisible Ghosts) relies on well-known plot arcs, and her protagonist's constant reflection can slacken the pace, but quietly funny Sasha is likable, and it's satisfying to see her come into her own, romantically and otherwise. Ages 13 up. \n