Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away. Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces
Give this to all your friends immediately . . . It tackles mental health, depression, sexual identity, and anxiety with beauty and empathy. Cosmopolitan.com
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of the Year
Biz knows how to float, right there on the surfacenormal okay regular fine. She has her friends, her mom, the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who shouldnt be here but is. So Biz doesnt tell anyone anythingnot about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And not about seeing her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven.
But after what happens on the beach, the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Her dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybemaybe maybe maybetheres a third way Biz just cant see yet.
Debut author Helena Fox tells a story about love, grief, and inter-generational mental illness, exploring the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honoring those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea.