Things I'm Seeing Without You
"Required reading for anyone who's ever loved or lost someone...but especially both."– John Corey Whaley, winner of the Printz Award
Seventeen-year-old Tess Fowler has just dropped out of high school. She's reeling from the news of Jonah's death.
Jonah, the boy she only knew through texts and heartfelt emails.
Jonah, the first boy she'd told she loved and the first boy to say it back.
Jonah, the boy whose suicide she never saw coming.
Tess continues to write to Jonah even after he's gone, looking for answers to the big questions that haunt her. But for now, she's finding solace in the unlikeliest of places: her father's alternative funeral business. Who knew that arranging last rites for prized pets could be so life-affirming?
But love, loss, and life are so much more complicated than Tess ever thought... especially after she receives a message that turns her world upside down.
Funny, heartbreaking, and wondrous, Things I'm Seeing Without You is a beautiful examination of what it means to love someone, to lose someone, and to love again.
The House of Tomorrow
"I adore this book, not only for its ability to love our ludicrous hearts, but also for the way it makes dividing questions about whether good literature comes from the heart or the mind seem like nonsense." -Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances: A Novel
Sebastian Prendergast lives with his eccentric grandmother in a geodesic dome. His homeschooling has taught him much-but he's learned little about girls, junk food, or loud, angry music.
Then fate casts Sebastian out of the dome, and he finds a different kind of tutor in Jared Whitcomb: a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart transplant recipient who teaches him the ways of rebellion. Together they form a punk band and plan to take the local church talent show by storm. But when his grandmother calls him back to the futurist life she has planned for him, he must decide whether to answer the call-or start a future of his own.