Ellie Clark is a high school sophomore who believes her biggest struggles in life are her next homework assignment and what she and her best friend, Shelbie, are going to do after school. She, like every other teenager she knows, wants to fall in love. Unfortunately, the only way she seems to find love is in her daydreams of Daniel Branaur, the tall, blue-eyed quarterback of the football team, star basketball player, and every girl’s dream.
When Shelbie finds love, Ellie is left alone—until she meets Erik Handleman, a fellow classmate with a bad reputation. As an undeniable connection develops between the two, Ellie’s perspective on the world completely changes. But just when life seems to be falling perfectly into place, Erik reveals he has been kicked out of his house, Ellie’s mom is diagnosed with cancer, her absentee father wants back into her life, and Daniel becomes more than just a dream.
Some People Wonder is an engaging story of a teenager’s navigation through love, intimacy, and loss as she grows into womanhood and realizes that she must make her own world right first before she can find the right person.