Title: Where It Began
Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pule
Release Date: March 6, 2012
A teen’s world comes crashing down in this compulsively readable YA debut that’s as literary as it is commercial.
Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving—and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.
As Gabby describes her transformation from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall?
As she peels back the layers of her life, Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex...and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.
Why I want it:
First, I have to mention that Where It Began has a gorgeous cover. Second, it just sounds awesome. I love reading books about people who can't remember what happened to them because I love discovering the truth right along with them. I am also curious as to how she went from being invisible to being popular in a year.
What are you waiting on?