Damaged

Damaged

For Ages: 14 and up
Two teens must come to terms with their friend’s death—and her afterlife—in this gritty and realistic novel from the author of Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, and Over You.

When Kinsey’s best friend Camille dies in a car accident while she was behind the wheel, she shuts down completely, deciding that numbness is far better than mourning. She wants to be left alone during the last few weeks of high school, but Camille’s mysterious boyfriend Hunter, who was also in the car that night, has a different idea.

Despite all of Kinsey’s efforts, she can’t shake Camille, who begins haunting her in dreams. Sleep deprived and on the verge of losing it, she agrees to run away with Hunter to San Francisco. As the pair tries to escape both the ghost of Camille and their own deep fears, Kinsey questions how real her perception of her friendship with Camille was, and whether her former friend’s ghost is actually now haunting her. Hunter, meanwhile, falls into a spiral of alcoholism, anger, and self-loathing.

Ultimately, Kinsey and Hunter must come to terms with what they’ve lost and accept that they can’t outrun pain.
  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442456990 | 
  • October 2014 | 
  • Grades 8 and up | 
  • Lexile ® HL720L
List Price $17.99
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Amy Reed
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Amy Reed

Amy Reed is the author of the edgy contemporary YA novels Beautiful (2011 YALSA Quick Pick), Clean (2012 YALSA Quick Pick, Junior Library Guild Selection, Northern California Book Award Nominee, and YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee), Crazy (Bank Street College Best Book of the Year), Over You (2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee), Damaged, Invincible, Unforgiveable, and Nowhere Girls. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. You can visit her online at AmyReedFiction.com.

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