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A bittersweet story of friendship, first love and heartache, all rolled into one spellbinding tale. For fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and E. Lockhart. Film premiering on Amazon Prime on 21 August 2020 starring Lili Reinhart
Henry Page, a hopeless romantic and film buff, is smitten as soon as Grace Town walks into his classroom. But Grace - who looks in need of a good bath, is dressed in guy's clothing, and walks with a cane - is unlike any leading lady he's ever obsessed over. And when Henry and Grace are both offered positions as editors of their high school newspaper, the mystery of Grace begins to captivate him. Why does she visit a graveyard every afternoon? What secret does she keep locked away in her bedroom? Above all, why is Grace Town so deeply sad? Henry is sure that he is the one to unlock her happiness. But Grace is capricious, changeable, infuriating, and, above all, damaged. Henry will need to be the strongest he has ever been to survive this particular love story.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This isn’t your average boy-meets-girl. It’s more a boy-meets-girl-and-everything-changes story. Our boy is quietly romantic, determined school newspaper editor Henry Page. Our girl is charismatic but grief-stricken Grace Town, charged with co-editing the paper alongside Henry. At times funny and delicate and others heart-breaking and disarmingly raw, this unique debut novel dives headfirst into the earth-moving power of a first love.
Anyone who has felt the ache of first love will relate to Henry Page, a bookish high school senior unexpectedly swept off his feet. Henry, who has never had a girlfriend, isn't immediately attracted to new student Grace Town, who enters the school with a conspicuous limp, "dressed head to toe in guys' clothing" ("I'd seen junkies that looked in better shape than she did that morning," Henry says). Yet after Grace and Henry are asked to co-edit the school newspaper, his interest in her grows, fueled by Grace's on-again-off-again flirting. As romance blossoms, secrets about Grace's past and current situation emerge, and Henry begins to think that Grace may be beyond his help. Eloquently conveying the complexity of love and grief, debut novelist Sutherland creates a story filled with intriguing and memorable characters. Henry's quirky friends, dry-witted parents, and rebel-turned-neuroscientist sister (who offers sage advice on matters of the heart) add touches of brightness to this dark romance. Ages 14 up.