Author(s): Emily France
Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her survival has depended on the quirky little family formed from a grief support group at school. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one. The four have stuck together in spite of their differences, united by tragedies only they understand. When Riley sees her mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears she is suffering from some sort of postt-raumatic stress episode - until Jay and Kate report similar visions. Noah is the only one who hasn't shared their experience. He withdraws from the others, skeptical and distant, and then suddenly disappears.
Emily France graduated from Brown University before going to law school. She finds creative inspiration in all things spiritual, from 4 a.m. vigils to trekking to the Buddhist and Hindu temples of India. She now writes full-time and lives with her husband and dog in sunny Colorado. She is also the author of the forthcoming YA book Zen and Gone. Visit her online at www.emilyfrancebooks.com or on Twitter @EmilyFranceBook.