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I'm Not Missing - by Carrie Fountain (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Runaways

Author: Carrie Fountain

Language: English

Street Date: July 10, 2018
TCIN: 53549633
UPC: 9781250132512
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-9841

Description

"Carrie Fountain's YA novel is part-plot-twisty thriller, part-sweet romance, and perfect for summer reading." --Bustle, Best YA Book of July

"Expertly charts both the splintering of a friendship and the blossoming of a first love. Fountain has created something big and essential with Missing. Miranda's circumstances might be unique, her struggle with the challenges of growing up is universal--which makes Missing a must-read for teenagers and the adults who hope to understand them." --The Austin American-Statesman, Book Pick of the Month

"This fine debut novel by poet Carrie Fountain, set in Las Cruces, N.M., is a poignant exploration of love, loss, friendship, betrayal, and identity. A well-crafted novel that reveals itself to be a thrillingly intricate mystery." --The Buffalo News

"Readers will see themselves or people they know on every page. A must-read for any teen who's felt the pain of lost friendship and the challenge of finding herself." --BookPage

"As Mir starts to piece together clues about Syd in this debut novel, the light thriller turns to romance � la John Green, with impeccable realism and spot-on dialogue. While Mir and Nick's relationship builds, the author never lets the mystery falter as she keeps readers guessing about Syd's secrets and whereabouts. A beautiful new voice to watch." --Kirkus Reviews

"This thoughtful coming-of-age tale tenderly explores the great pain and power of forging one's own identity as well as the inescapable influence of loved ones, even those who choose to be lost." --The Horn Book

"In her debut novel, Fountain not only delivers a plot twist that resonates in the #MeToo era but also a sweet and convincing love story complete with a charmingly dorky heroine in half-Latina Miranda--who, in Syd's absence, ultimately finds out who she can be when she's not following in someone's wake." --Publishers Weekly

"I savored and cherished this funny, tender, poetic novel about yearning, love, loss, ambition, and the big questions of life. When I turned the last page, I felt joy for knowing these characters, and a rare and unique sadness that I'd never again get to read this novel for the first time." --Margo Rabb, author of Kissing in America and Cures for Heartbreak

"I'm Not Missing is an utterly captivating, suspenseful, character-rich gift of a book. The interweaving of place, people, drama is so compelling. I laughed, I cried, I was seventeen again. This book has won my heart." --Naomi Shihab Nye, award-winning author of Habibi

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