Plot without spoilers...Her mother's cancer death means that fifteen-year-old Ruby must leave her boyfriend and best friend to live with her movie star dad--the guy who left her mom before she was born--in Los Angeles. Determined not to be wooed by her dad's wealth and access, Ruby is also blind to a secret that he keeps: one that could help her understand their past and pave the way to a better relationship.
Of literary interest...While artfully using the verse form to highlight Ruby's sense of displacement through her grief, her confusion about her father, and the difficulties of being a teen starting over in a new town, Sones still manages to create a book full of relatable moments, levity and wonderful wit. A must-read for verse novelists.
Two YA verse novelists, Sonya Sones and Ellen Hopkins, are releasing their first ADULT VERSE NOVELS this year. Triangle by Ellen Hopkins pubs in October. Sonya's book is out this month. I can't wait to read it!
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