Pretend She's Here
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338298505 Hardcover
352 Pages | 5.85" x 8.54" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338298512 Ebook
352 Pages | Ages 12 & Up
From New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a breathless, unputdownable story of suspense, secrets — and the strength that love gives us to survive even the most shocking of circumstances.
Emily Lonergan's best friend died last year.
And Emily hasn't stopped grieving. Lizzie Porter was lively, loud, and fun — Emily's better half. Emily can't accept that she's gone. When Lizzie's parents and her sister come back to town to visit, Emily's heartened to see them. The Porters understand her pain.
They miss Lizzie desperately, too. Desperately enough to do something crazy. Something unthinkable.
Suddenly, Emily's life is hurtling toward a very dark place &mdsash; and she's not sure she'll ever be able to return to what she once knew was real.
Raves & reviews:
"Honest and intensely personal." — Justine Magazine
"Fans of Nicholas Sparks will fall in love with this YA title." — School Library Journal
"A riveting examination of the ravages of depression and loss... that will tug at even the most jaded hearts. An author's note and resources serve as encouragement for those battling their own pain. This novel clearly demonstrates that sometimes it is only in darkness that one can see light." — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Secret Language of Sisters:
"Riveting and heartbreaking... a glorious affirmation." — Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of Shine
"Luanne Rice brings her trademark grace and lyricism to a suspenseful story about sisters and life-changing chances." — Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door
"A moving story, beautifully told, about art, hope, and all kinds of love. Welcome to the YA world, Luanne Rice!" — Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot
"Raw and emotional. A novel you'll want to discuss, and one that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page." — Tamara Ireland Stone, bestselling author of Every Last Word
"Rice skillfully examines the way one mistake can shatter the lives of many." — Publishers Weekly
"Genuine and heartfelt. . . fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay. . . will find another favorite in this." — School Library Journal
"Rice, a bestselling adult author, employs alternating chapters in the sisters' voices with clarity and honesty in her YA debut." — Booklist