Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 416

Lifelong best friends and next-door neighbors Hannah and Emory have never gone a single day without talking. But now its senior year and they haven’t spoken in three months. Not since the fight, where they each said things they couldn’t take back. They’re aching to break the silence, but those thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows feel more like thirty-six miles.

Then one fateful night, Emory’s boyfriend, Luke, almost dies. And Hannah is the one who finds him and saves his life.

As Luke tries to make sense of his near-death experience, he secretly turns to Hannah, who becomes his biggest confidante. In Luke, Hannah finds someone she can finally talk to about all the questions she’s grappling with. Emory just wants everything to go back to normal–the way it was before the accident. She has no idea why her relationship is spiraling out of control. But when the horrifying reason behind Hannah and Emory’s argument ultimately comes to light, all three of them will be forced work together to protect the one with the biggest secret of all.

In the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller, Every Last Word, Tamara Ireland Stone crafts a deeply moving, unforgettable story about love, betrayal, and the power of friendship.


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“Touching on weighty issues, including sexual harassment, religious crises, friendship, and taboo love, Stone writes a thought-provoking novel that challenges conventional ideas. With well-developed detail, the characters have realistic vulnerabilities and experience profound transformations that lead them to look at the world differently.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“These characters are clearheaded and sympathetic, and the narrative avoids typecasting them or straying into melodrama. A life-affirming story of friendship, love, and faith.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A twist of fate brings two former best friends back into each others’ lives… Stone’s latest is her finest work yet.” Book Report, Kirkus

“Stone picks carefully through all the emotional threads of faith, denial, and betrayal.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“There are a number of interesting story lines that respectfully twist around the issue of religious faith… [and] believable characters, individually strong and yet mourning the loss of an integral relationship.” — Booklist

“A sharp, affirming look at the boundaries of faith, the resilience of families, and all of the imperfect ways that we love one another. Through Hannah and Emory, Tamara Ireland Stone has created a beautiful testament to friendship and the intricate patterns we weave throughout each other’s lives.” — Robin Benway, National Book Award winner and New York Times-bestselling author of Far From the Tree

“A gorgeously written and incredibly moving story of faith, love, and friendship. This book broke my heart and I loved every minute of it.” — Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything

“A beautiful, affecting novel. The sense of two forever-best friends, the shocking event that drives them apart, kept me reading and hoping they could find their way back to each other. With compassion and wisdom, Tamara Ireland Stone writes compellingly about the power of friendship, of love.” — Luanne Rice, New York Times best-selling author

“A compulsively readable romance which follows three characters grappling with their world views in a time of crisis. A true moving portrait of faith, love, and friendship.” — Justine Magazine


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