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They are four best friends who’ve shared joy and secrets, love and memories, and since the beginning, Lorna was the one who held them all together. Then, the unthinkable happens. During a storm, Lorna is swept out to sea, leaving the three survivors with nothing to cling to except grief and questions. How did this happen? Why was Lorna in such danger, and was she alone?

When her body is never found, the mystery deepens. Did Lorna really die? Or has she made a crazy bid for freedom? Inevitably, the dynamic of the four friends’ everyday life is changed forever. But the pain and confusion go deepest for Jackie, who must face her feelings of unrequited love for Lorna’s boyfriend as well as try to put to rest her own questions about Lorna’s presumed death. Does one of the boys in their inner circle know more than he’s letting on? Will Lorna’s fate ever be discovered? And how will Jackie become her own person in the wake of a wound that may never close?

In this beautifully written, intense novel, one girl has to travel through loss and disillusionment to make sense of her own future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Teenage best friends grapple with sudden loss in Wittlinger’s…coming-of-age tale, [with] moments of true compassion, and lovely descriptions of the Cape.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Elements of tragedy, mystery, romance, and self-discovery are woven together effectively and fleshed out with memorable imagery. All of the primary characters are complex and well-developed…An enjoyable and thought-provoking read that is sure to appeal to many teens.”

    School Library Journal

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About the Author
Author Ellen Wittlinger

Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels Heart on My Sleeve, The Long Night of Leo and Bree, Razzle, What’s in a Name, and Hard Love, which was an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book, a Lambda Literary Award winner, and a Booklist Editors’ Choice. She has a bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. A former children’s librarian, she lives with her husband in Swampscott, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Elizabeth Cottle is an actress, singer, and theater director based in Northwest Ohio. She earned a BFA in communication arts and musical theater from Ohio Northern University, where she received an Irene Ryan Nomination. She is a veteran of more than thirty community theater productions and was recognized for Excellence in Acting by the Ohio Community Theatre Association. In addition to her theater background, Cottle has a wide variety of performing experience, from serving as lead vocalist with a jazz orchestra, to filming commercials, to doing improvised sketch comedy.