Author(s): Samantha Schutz
A startling novel about love and grief from the author of the acclaimed memoir I Don't Want to Be Crazy. Annaleah and Brian shared something special - Annaleah is sure of it. When they were together, they didn't need anyone else. It didn't matter that their relationship was secret. All that mattered was what they had with each other. And then, out of nowhere, Brian dies. And while everyone else has their role in the grieving process, Annaleah finds herself living outside of it, unacknowledged and lonely. How can you recover from a loss that no one will let you have? In You Are Not Here, Samantha Schutz has written a startling novel of love and grief, death and recovery. It is a jarring reminder of how the things we love the most can be lost so quickly--and what must be done in the aftermath.
Praise for You Are Not Here: "The death of someone you love will define you in ways small and large. It can defeat you. Or deliver you. You Are Not Here is a story about ultimate deliverance, and one you'll not soon forget." - Ellen Hopkins "These refreshingly spare lines tackle tough relational issues-intimacy, risk, abandonment-with aplomb, making for a moving tale that also effectively shows teens how life can go on." - Kirkus