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A captivating contemporary novel about first love, second chances, and the power of memory, by the author of Between Us and the Moon, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Katie Cotugno.

One year ago, Penny Berne was the star of her high school’s theater department, surrounded by a group of misfits and falling in love with her best friend, Wes.

Now her old friends won’t talk to her, her first love, Wes, ignores her, and her best friend is the most popular girl in school. Penny is revered—and hated.

But when a near-fatal lightning strike leaves Penny with no memory of the past year, or how she went from drama nerd to queen bee, Penny realizes she may have the second chance she never expected.… 

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Critical Praise

“Maizel delivers a satisfying and fairly distinctive twist on the trendy teen-amnesia novel. Cloaked in the glow of a mysterious and almost magical influx of fireflies, it’s a fresh take with a familiar feel.” —Kirkus

“A good addition to YA romance fans’ summer reading lists. Give to teens who enjoy books by Katie Cotugno or Robin Constantine.” —School Library Journal

“A contemporary, coming-of-age romance about first friend betrayals and first loves…Teens who are fans of light summer romances with a dollop of drama…will be intrigued and rooting for Penny in her journey towards self-love, actualization, and acceptance.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for Between Us and the Moon: “The romance between Sarah and Andrew is what first love is meant to be. A fine summer fling for a satisfying summer read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With its themes of confidence and discovering one’s true self, this summer romance is a great choice for teens.” —School Library Journal

“Between Us and the Moon [is] the absolute, perfect beach/summer book. It will make you laugh and smile and it will break your heart at times as well.” —Confessions of a Bookaholic

“Rebecca Maizel is surely an author I will be keeping an eye out for.” —Dark Faerie Tales

“Between Us and the Moon is wonderful! It has a great heroine, a girl who uses the summer to find herself and define herself and everything she went through felt perfectly genuine. —Bewitched Bookworms

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062327642
  • ISBN 10: 006232764X
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 06/28/2016
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
  • BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General
  • BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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