Izzy, a practical-minded teen who intends to become a doctor, isn't happy about her recent move from the Lower East Side across the river to Brooklyn. She feels distanced from her family, especially her increasingly incomprehensible twin brother, as well as her new neighborhood. And then she meets Tristan. Tristan is a chess prodigy who lives with his aunt and looks up to his cousin, Marcus, who has watched out for him over the years. When he and Izzy meet one fateful night, together they tumble into a story as old and unstoppable as love itself. In debut author Shannon Dunlap's capable hands, the romance that has enthralled for 800 years is spun new.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Shannon Dunlap is a graduate of the MFA program at New York University. Previously, she was a weekly columnist for the Phnom Penh Post and her work appears in the anthology How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?: True Stories of Expat Women in Asia (Signal 8 Press). She has written for The Harvard Business Review, Fah Thai magazine, and Brave New Traveler. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and baby daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I could have finished this wonderfully written debut novel in one sitting. Beautiful YA story about first love with a suspenseful undertone that draws you in. Recommended for ages 14 and up. John Green fan? This will be right up your alley, but with a bit darker feel. I could have read this quickly even if it was 500 pages... the ending is worth every minute I spent reading it and more. I love the creativity with the chapter names/point of view. The contemporary issues are spot on, as is the "teen speak". Not overdone, but makes the characters feel even more real. There are some incredibly eloquent sentences that are not only thought provoking, but haunting as well. Amazing how a few sentences (when they are written with such poignance) can stay with you and really pull at the heartstrings. Highly recommend!!