“A landmark lesbian love story.”
“A smart and witty debut YA. Mason will shock readers with unexpected twists and turns and surprising reveals.”
—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“An authentic, bittersweet story of friendship, first love, and finding one’s way. Mason captures the tangled, painful feelings of holding on to love when it’s no longer working, and learning when to let go.”
JOSIE LITTLE IS CERTAIN that leaving small town Minnesota to attend elite Brookwood Academy with her girlfriend Annette will make everything better. Not only will she be challenged in school, she will get Annette away from her alcoholic mother—they can finally just be.
But beneath Brookwood’s picture-perfect image lies a crippling sense of elitism that begins to tear the girls apart the moment they arrive. While Josie struggles to find her way and fit into this new world, Annette sets herself down a path of self-destruction.
As the unraveling of Annette and their relationship continues, Josie struggles to remember just what she is holding on to, and why.