" I want to share every mundane detail of my day with you and hear every detail of yours. I want to laugh with you and fall asleep with you in my arms. Because you aren't just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can't imagine giving that up again. You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same."
(Grades 8 and up) Auden spends her summer before college visiting her father in a small coastal town. She expects to relax into her bibliophilia, but she has a new baby sister, Thisbe; a stepmother who needs help at her store; and a new crush she meets at the bike shop. Click to read about the author's writing process and inspiration for the book.