Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine . . . until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.
Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He’s got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn’t expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage.
But love doesn’t mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again. . . .
“This could be a tale of heartbreak but instead the tone is one of learning to accept life as it comes. [These teens] could be found in any high school along with a Post-it note stating, ‘It will be all right in the end.’” ―VOYA
“For teens who can’t get enough of YA romance.” ―School Library Journal
“Aguirre offers a satisfying romance while eloquently conveying a message about facing the truth and not giving up on oneself or others.” ―Publishers Weekly