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Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London's father is distant. Her mother won't speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and whispers: Was it London's fault?

Alone and adrift, London finds herself torn between her brother's best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself - and ultimately redemption - in this authentic and affecting novel from award-winning novelist Carol Lynch Williams.

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"Starred Review. [Lynch's] writing is characteristically gritty but also inspirational as London challenges her mother's misplaced anger and creates her own route to recovery." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. The family she depicts are former missionaries, giving the book strong spiritual undertones that should appeal to religious as well as general audiences." - Kirkus Reviews

"Thoroughly engaging, heartbreaking, with a taste of hope." - Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor Book

"With a format and voice that will resonate with teens, Carol Lynch Williams offers a poignant story of strength and healing, all bound by the power of love and friendship. This is YA at its very best!" - Daniel L. Darigan, Professor of Education, West Chester University.

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Carol Lynch Williams Author Biography

Carol Lynch Williams, who grew up in Florida and now lives in Utah, is an award-winning novelist with seven children of her own, including six daughters. She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College, and won the prestigious PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship.

The Chosen One was named one of the ALA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and Best Books for Young Adult Readers; it won the Whitney and the Association of Mormon Letters awards for the best young adult novel of the year; aand was featured on numerous lists of recommended YA fiction. Carol's other novels include Glimpse, Miles From Ordinary, The Haven, Waiting, Signed, Skye Harper, and the Just in Time series.

Carol facilitates the children's writing conferences at Utah Valley ...

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