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From debut author and poet Lexa Hillyer comes the lyrical story of four seventeen-year-old friends who receive an unlikely chance to relive the perfect summer … and the devastating secret that could unravel it all. Elegant and evocative, Proof of Forever is one of those first novels that hooks you from the beginning and builds toward a stunning—and unexpected—end, calling to mind Gayle Forman and Ann Brashares.

Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe were once best friends. Now they barely speak. That is, until the fateful flash of a photo-booth camera transports them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed. Photos fade. Friendships dissolve. Summers end. But this one will change the girls forever … again.

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  • “Employs the simplicity and levity of a time-travel device to contrast the then and now of her four protagonists, adding a dose of humor to some of the heavier moments…Hillyer’s third-person narrative is fluid and layered with emotion, sensitively describing the friends’ second chances at a variety of firsts and the strengthened bond they share.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A quintessential summer novel, this contemporary work mixes in a bit of sci-fi with the time-traveling photobooth. All four characters deal with realistic emotions and a variety of experiences…The girls are all likable and relatable. The plot is slow to unravel, but the pace is perfect, allowing for the climax to pack a powerful punch…Hillyer has penned a tale ideal for readers seeking something sweet tinged with a hint of sadness.”

    Library Journal

  • “Four high school friends on the verge of college attend a reunion party at Camp Okahatchee, the site of many life-changing experiences during their formative years…A quick, enjoyable read that should resonate with readers on the cusp of adulthood, especially former campers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A beautifully written testament to the power of friendship and the possibility of second chances, told with humor, heart, and a little bit of magic.”

    Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Geography of You and Me

  • “Complex and sophisticated, Proof of Forever is The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for a new generation! You will love this memorable, sparkling debut!”

    Wendy Wunder, author of The Museum of Intangible Things

  • “Sexy, soulful, and surprising.”

    Corey Anne Haydu, author of O.C.D. Love Story

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About the Author

Lexa Hillyer is the cofounder of Paper Lantern Lit and a former YA editor. Hillyer is also an award-winning poet: her first collection, Acquainted with the Cold, won a Foreword Book of the Year Award. Her poetry has been anthologized in Best New Poets 2012 and has appeared in various journals. Proof of Forever is her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.