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CATEGORY: Teens

PAGES: 320

TRIM SIZE: 5.5 X 8.25

ISBN: 978-1-61620-256-9

LIST PRICE: $17.95

E-book

CATEGORY: Teens

PAGES: 320

ISBN: 978-1-61620-402-2

LIST PRICE: $17.95

Overview

Just when everything seems to be going wrong, hope—and lovecan appear in the most unexpected places.

Summer has begun, the beach beckons—and Francesca Schnell is going nowhere. Four years ago, Francesca’s little brother, Simon, drowned, and Francesca’s the one who should have been watching. Now Francesca is about to turn sixteen, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Meanwhile, her best friend, Lisette, is moving on—most recently with the boy Francesca wants but can’t have. At loose ends, Francesca trails her father, who may be having an affair, to the local country club. There she meets four-year-old Frankie Sky, a little boy who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon, and Francesca begins to wonder if it’s possible Frankie could be his reincarnation. Knowing Frankie leads Francesca to places she thought she’d never dare to go—and it begins to seem possible to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love, whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky.

Praise

"The Summer of Letting Go is haunting, heart-lifting, and impossible to put down...Francesca Schnell is one of the most authentic young adult characters I've read in a long time."
- A.S. King, author of Reality Boy, Ask the Passengers, Please Ignore Vera Dietz

"Francesca learns from Frankie Sky that it’s important to keep on living rather than going through the motions. This is really the emotional heart of the novel…Francesca’s outpouring resonates with real feeling."
- The New York Times Book Review

"A beautiful story of heartbreak and hope."
- Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds, Starry Nights

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Meet the Author

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Gae Polisner is the award-winning author of The Pull of Gravity. She is a family law mediator by trade but a writer by calling. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two sons. When she’s not writing, she can be found in a pool or, in warmer weather, in her wet suit in the open waters of Long Island Sound. The Summer of Letting Go is her second novel for teen readers.

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