BW • 5.75 x 8.5 • 248 pages
Grades: 9 to 12 / Ages: 14 to 18
978-1-5253-0141-4 | Oct 2, 2018
978-1-5253-0037-0 | Oct 2, 2018
A mind-bending novel from Alice Kuipers, expert chronicler of the teenage heart.
It’s a perfect day for Lark’s dream date with Alec from school. Blue skies, clear water, a canoe on the lake. Alec even brought flowers for Lark’s birthday. Everything is just right … until they hear screams from the edge of the water.
Annabelle, a little girl Lark used to babysit, is struggling in the reeds. When Lark and Alec dive in to help her, Alec hits his head on a rock. Now Annabelle and Alec are both in trouble, and Lark can only save one of them.
With that split-second decision, Lark’s world is torn in two, leaving her to cope with the consequences of both choices. She lives two lives, two selves. But which is the right life, and which is the real Lark?
Me and Me is about how it feels to be torn in pieces, and how to make two halves whole again. This mind-bending novel from Alice Kuipers, expert chronicler of the teenage heart, explores loss and love, music and parkour, all while navigating the narrow space between fantasy and reality.
“Alice Kuipers has a way of drawing me under, drowning me in so many layers of emotion, that I hold my breath while I read Me and Me. I loved this intense and wonderful book!”
— Bif Naked, January 2018
“A mesmerizing and mysterious ride … Me and Me is absolutely irresistible.”
— Teresa Toten, bestselling author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, February 2018
“Another intriguing, high-stakes tale from Alice Kuipers, consummate risk-taker, inimitable story-maker.”
— Hadley Dyer, author of Johnny Kellock Died Today, February 2018
“Both page-turning and thought-provoking, Kuipers deftly tells a lyrical tale that’ll keep you questioning reality right up to the very end.”
— Arthur Slade, author of Flickers, February 2018
“A highly addictive page-turner that will keep readers guessing until the very end.”
— School Library Journal, August 2018
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