Sometimes life can change in an instant
Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends, but they weren't. Weeks after a tragic accident, all that is left are eerie connections between the two girls, former classmates who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now, even while on vacation at the ocean, Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. Things only get more complicated when Martha begins to like Jimmy Manning, a neighbor boy she used to despise. What is going on? Can life for Martha be the same ever again?
"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew."
“Henkes’s story is subtle and satisfyingly untidy. Grabs you right from the start.” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“The ever versatile Kevin Henkes dazzles with this spare yet profoundly touching coming-of-age novel.” - Family Fun Magazine
“With beautifully defined characters, events, and emotions that will tug at your heart, this novel is flawless.” - Daily Item
“An eloquent journey into adolescence.” - Florida Times-Union
“With his usual sensitivity and insight, Henkes explores key issues of adolescence.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)