One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her
car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising
and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear flashbacks even as Liz’s
friends, foes, and family gather at the hospital and Liz clings to life. This
riveting debut will appeal to fans of Before
I Fall by Lauren Oliver and 13
Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
“On the day Liz
Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics
class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes
off the road.”
Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be
better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected
narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and
devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. How do we impact
one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to love someone?
To be a friend? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause
and effect? Amy Zhang’s debut is a haunting and universal story. Download and start listening now!