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The Wonder of Us

By Kim Culbertson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545731515 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.86" x 8.53" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545731522 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Two best friends. Six countries. A year of secrets.

Riya and Abby are:

  • Best friends.
  • Complete opposites.
  • Living on different continents.
  • Currently mad at each other.
  • About to travel around Europe.

Riya moved to Berlin, Germany, with her family for junior year, while Abby stayed behind in their small California town. They thought it would be easy to keep up their friendship — it's only a year and they've been best friends since preschool. But instead, they ended up fighting and not being there for the other. So Riya proposes an epic adventure to fix their friendship. Two weeks, six countries, unimaginable fun.

But two small catches:

  • They haven't talked in weeks.
  • They've both been keeping secrets.

Can Riya and Abby find their way back to each other among lush countrysides and dazzling cities, or does growing up mean growing apart?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Possibility of Now:

"A solid read for realistic fiction addicts." —School Library Journal

"Anyone who has felt the pressure to be number one will empathize with Mara's struggle to accept setbacks, move forward, and feel the joy of spontaneity." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Catch a Falling Star:

"Culbertson writes with sensitivity and sympathy, crafting an entertaining but perceptive character study." —Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will enjoy every minute of Carter and Adam's revelatory moments and conflicts." —School Library Journal