Middle Grade/Young Adult
Even after he dies, Jeremiah and the people he loved can’t seem to figure out how to move on. Told in vignettes, this is the story of two teenagers who suddenly lose each other.
Where it takes place:
Fort Greene, Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Where I wrote it:
At home in Brooklyn and in Manhattan.
Why I wrote it:
I had written a book called If You Come Softly. Once I finished that book, the characters still haunted me. Then 911 happened and I was faced with trying to figure out how we move on when we lose people so suddenly. I started thinking about it all and this book began.
- 2005 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
- YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults for 2005
- New York Public Library Best Book for Teens 2005
- ALA Best Book for Young Adults