Only the good die young. Right?It's The Lovely Bones for teens.Elizabeth Valchar has it all: friends, money, beauty, a cute boyfriend and assured popularity. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she is found drowned next to her parents' boat. Everyone thinks it was a tragic accident – teens drinking on a boat, a misstep leading to a watery death. But Liz is still here after death, and she doesn't know why. There are gaps in her memory. Her only company Alex, a boy killed by a car a year earlier, Liz sets out to piece together her life.But their small coastal town is hiding many secrets – about families, boyfriends and friendship. Plus, Alex hates Liz for being mean when they were alive. Was she as squeaky clean as she thinks she was? Could it be that she herself is hiding the biggest secret of all? Can Liz discover the truth? And if she does, who can she tell?Between is an engrossing, compelling thriller that peels back the layers of small-town life to expose true, ugly, cruel human nature. A stunning book for teens from Jessica Warman, a hot new talent on the YA thriller scene.
Jessica Warman is the author of Breathless, Where the Truth Lies, Between, and Beautiful Lies. Her books have been published in more than a dozen countries and languages around the world, and have received numerous awards and accolades. Her upcoming novel, The Last Good Day of the Year, will be available in Spring 2015. Jessica lives in Texas with her husband, their two children, and an ever-fluctuating number of kittens (depending on the season). She enjoys writing about things that make people uncomfortable, urging her readers to take a closer look at the sometimes-unpleasant, often hidden aspects of life that exist whether we choose to acknowledge them or not.