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A heart-wrenching novel about best friends on a collision course with the real world, from Amy Zhang, the critically acclaimed Indie Next author of Falling into Place.

Micah and Janie, Janie and Micah. That’s how it’s been ever since elementary school, when Janie Vivian moved in next door to Micah. Janie says Micah is everything she is not. Where Micah is shy, Janie is outgoing. Where Micah loves music, Janie loves art. The way Janie sees it, Micah and Janie share a soul. They’ll be best friends forever—as long as no one at school knows about it.

Janie and Micah are secret friends. They spend their free time together at the quarry, a pile of rocks Janie dubs the “Metaphor for Our Lives.” At school, Janie pretends she and Micah are only neighbors and barely acquaintances. When Janie is date-raped by the most popular guy in school—the boy she has had a crush on for years—she finds herself ostracized by all the people she called her friends. Only Micah seems to believe she’s telling the truth. But when even Micah expresses doubts about Janie’s honesty, it leads to disastrous consequences, and Janie Vivian goes missing. Another hard-hitting and stunning literary read, featuring memorable characters and a nonlinear narrative, from the extraordinarily talented Amy Zhang.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Zhang does a wonderful job of creating characters…She creates a plot line that will be believable among most teens about secrets that are and are not shared. This will make a great pairing with Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.”

    VOYA (starred review)

  • “Zhang’s effortless exploration of the complex intersection of memory and perception and intricate, menace-laden plot is a perfect fit for fans of E. Lockhart’s compelling We Were Liars.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Zhang’s subject and tone recall books like Paper Towns and Thirteen Reasons Why.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Zhang weaves a dark, complicated tale, steeped in obsession, painful secrets, and mind-numbing vodka. Readers will be left to decide for themselves whether this is a tragic love story or a psychological thriller; regardless, this is most definitely a novel that will have fans talking.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Michael Crouch wistfully expresses Micah’s longing for and lyrical memories of Janie Vivian, his best friend since childhood…In contrast to Crouch’s subdued tones, Bolding’s narration brims with passion, sassiness, and, later, fury for a terrible hurt she keeps hidden. Her emotional highs and lows make sense for the pain she feels and inflicts on Micah. The alternating first-person narratives give excellent perspectives of both protagonists, and their contrasts give dimension to both characters and their powerful secret relationship.”


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About the Author

Amy Zhang was born in China, grew up in Wisconsin, and currently attends college in upstate New York. She is the author of Falling into Place and This Is Where the World Ends.

About the Narrators

Michael Crouch is an Audie Award–winning actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has also earned numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

Justis Bolding was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is an American actress known for her role as Sarah Roberts on One Life to Live (2007–2009).