Lauren and Spencer were best friends in junior high school, where they forged a bond based on their mutual love of poetry and difficult relationships with their parents. Once they reached high school, the pair grew apart--handsome Spencer joined the popular crowd and became a jock, while Lauren remained a shy loner more comfortable with books than people. Now, during their senior year, Lauren is pleasantly surprised when Spencer makes overtures at renewing their friendship, and is even happier when that friendship quickly turns to romance. But Lauren senses something moody and self-destructive about the "new" Spencer, and sets out to help him confront what she thinks are destructive memories of his past.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Social Issues / Suicide, General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels