Seventeen-year-old Katie Curtis-Mellinger has it all without really having anything. She has great grades and good extracurriculars; maybe her self-image could be better, but that’s being teenager, right? To Katie, being one of the top students in her high school, with her future all planned out, gives her a sense of security she desperately needs.
But not everything is what it seems. Keeping up her GPA and appearances aren’t the hardest parts of being a teenager, especially not after her childhood security blanket is ripped from her. As she reflects on her past and writes the story of her high school career, she must also write the story of her future. Her closest friends find themselves facing the same looming dilemma. Together, Katie and her friends discover love, loss, life, and death.
This novel offers a reflection of the teenager in all of us, considering the roller coaster of growing up, the hills and valleys of moving on, and the rise and fall of becoming who we’re meant to be.