About the BookAt age seven, Anna watched her mother walk into the surf and drown, but nine years later, when she moves with her father to the beach where her parents fell in love, she joins the cross-country team, makes new friends, and faces her guilt.
Book SynopsisSarah Dessen says this "incredible first novel" is "fresh and wise, all at once." I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
---"SLJ", September 2011
"I couldn't put this book down. Kirby's voice is fresh and wise, all at once. An incredible first novel."
--Sarah Dessen, "New York""Times" bestselling author of "Lock and Key"
"Kirby is an author to watch, and her debut will be enjoyed by a large array of teens in search of identity stories."--"Booklist"
"Like sea glass, this smooth, radiant debut, reminiscent of Sarah Dessen, sets authentic and sympathetic characters working through a life-changing transformation against the backdrop of a steamy summer romance. Great for beach time--or anytime."
"Well written, with clearly drawn, sympathetic characters, and will be a good read for those dealing with losses of their own."--"VOYA June 2011"
About the AuthorJessi Kirby is the author of Moonglass and In Honor. She lives in Crystal Cove, CA, with her husband and two children. Jessi is a former English teacher and librarian. Visit her at jessikirby.com.