She didn’t expect her silver lining to be wearing gray sweatpants.
Abram and Juliette know each other. They've lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don't really know each other—at least, not until Juliette's mom and Abram's dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don't speak.
Fast-forward to the neighborhood pharmacy, a year later. Abram decides to say hello. Then he decides to invite Juliette to Taco Bell.
To her surprise as well as his, she agrees. And the real love story begins.
Finding Mr. Brightside is a contemporary young adult novel by Jay Clark.
“Jay Clark, you just wrote one of my favorite YA books ever. Thank you!” —Jerry Spinelli, author of Stargirl
“Clark’s characters are realistic and sympathetic. Readers will root for both of them to overcome their trauma and accept a future of happiness.” —VOYA
“Clark (The Edumacation of Jay Baker) crafts a believably tentative relationship between these two damaged teens, their sharp-edged humor masking the pain that they can’t quite shake.” —Publishers Weekly
“Though the problems the teens face are myriad, the story never bogs down.” —Booklist