Jandy Nelson s The Sky Is Everywhere meets Sarah Dessen s This Lullaby in this sexy and poignant debut novel about family, friendships, and first romance, which Kirkus Reviews praised, saying, Southern charm oozes off the page.
Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends Friday nights hanging out at her best friend Devon s house. But when she learns about an audition at a prestigious arts school, Amber decides that her dream to sing on bigger stages could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon s older brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out. The more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she s such a good girl, after all.
Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family s world and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between right and wrong, there s a whole world of possibilities."