The countdown to
college has begun.
When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate
assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate
the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. She can’t wait to escape her
New Jersey beach town—and her mom—and start life over in California.
The first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a
surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren’s learned anything from
being the oldest of six, it’s that you can’t always get what you want,
especially when what you want is privacy.
Soon the girls are emailing back and forth, sharing secrets
even though they’ve never met. With family relationships and childhood
friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people
Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives—and
With humor and heart, Sara Zarr, National Book Award
finalist for Story of a Girl, and
Tara Altebrando, acclaimed author of The
Pursuit of Happiness, join forces for a novel about that time after high
school, when everything feels like it’s ending just as it’s beginning. Download and start listening now!