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About The Book

Five high school seniors. Two different roads. One life-changing decision. For fans of Tommy Wallach and Patrick Ness comes a “must-have coming-of-age story” (School Library Journal) that explores what happens to five teens when they choose the road…and the road not taken.

Should Brian play in Friday’s football game, even though his head really hurts?
Should Allegra commit to college now that her mother’s illness has returned?
Should Cole cheat on the SATs for a chance to get into his dream school?
Should Nikki go all the way with her boyfriend?
Should Wiley tell his best friend that he loves her and risk losing her completely?

These five seniors are about to have an opportunity people only dream about: to experience two potential outcomes of a life-altering decision. When it’s all over, will they still recognize their futures?

About The Author

Photograph by Ryan Caliendo & Jayna Weischedel

Teddy Steinkellner is the author of Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga and its sequel, Trash Can Nights: The Saga Continues. He lives in Stanford, California. Two Roads From Here is his first novel for young adults. Visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2017)
  • Length: 448 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481430630
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99
  • Lexile ® HL670L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

"Destiny or decision? The answer may be unknowable, but Steinkellner gives readers something to think about."

– Kirkus Reviews

"Will pique readers’ interest."

– Publishers Weekly

"Those who enjoyed Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It or Emery Lord’s When We Collided will be captivated by this title’s alternating character views and dramatic plotlines. A must-have coming-of-age story that will resonate with all types of YA readers."

– School Library Journal

"The book is compulsively readable and unfailingly well written, and the characters are nicely individualized. Impressively original."

– Booklist

"[Steinkellner] delivers an impactful plot encouraging readers to think seriously about how their choices affect themselves and others. Readers will be able to easily relate to the struggles of these high school seniors as they make life-defining choices."


Awards and Honors

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List High School Title

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