About the BookSeventeen-year-old Evie, devastated by her father's death and the knowledge that he had planned to leave their family for another woman pregnant with his child, finds a way forward through a prestigious photography class and handsome classmate Declan.
An exquisitely told story of grief, growing up, and the glorious complexities of love and life. - Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and You'd Be Home Now
A sparkling, stirring ode to love, art, and unexpected human connection. - Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King
"When We Were Strangers is an exquisitely told story of grief, growing up, and the glorious complexities of love and life. A lovely portrait of the artist as a young person, learning to zoom in on her main subject: the truth of her life and what to do with it." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of GIRL IN PIECES and YOU'D BE HOME NOW"When We Were Strangers is a sparkling, stirring ode to love, art, and unexpected human connection. It reminds us that while the valley of grief may be long, we can emerge from it into the light." --Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of THE SERPENT KING "Alex Richards's eye for detail, perfect-pacing, and snappy dialog make When We Were Strangers a compulsive read about grief, the power of family, friendship, and finding connection where you least expect it." --Shana Youngdahl, author of AS MANY NOWS AS I CAN GET ". . . a beautiful exploration of a family torn apart by secrets and grief . . . . A moving portrayal of grief, family, and the complexity of different perspectives." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) When We Were Strangers is an affecting, expertly told contemporary YA novel that explores the complexity of love, loss and family. . . . Alex Richards (Accidental) skillfully channels the voice of a teenage girl experiencing emotional turmoil. -Shelf Awareness, starred review
About the Author
Alex Richards is the author of Accidental and is a freelance magazine contributor. She is a terrible navigator (just ask the African jungle she got lost in) but makes up for it with a dark sense of humor and home-made horror films. Raised in New Mexico, she and her family live in Brooklyn.