“Readers will be captivated by the ways in which each character’s true self is laid bare…”
Publishers Weekly
“Unlike anything I’ve read before in YA… both a fascinating adventure and a stirring coming-of-age novel.”
—Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist
“Fischer’s ability to write credible dialogue and describe situations and people is simply incredible.”
New York Journal of Books
“Part adventure, part coming-of-age novel, and altogether a page-turner.”
Kirkus Reviews
“As much a story about mental health as it is about compassion and evolution.”
School Library Journal
“A riveting, moving and beautifully written tale…”
—Author Erica Ferencik
“Will inspire readers to love through fear, to love themselves and their humanity, to love the world”
—Author Jenny Torres Sanchez
“A shining star among young adult survivalist stories.”
School Library Journal
“If you loved Water for Elephants, [this book] will take you right back to that beloved story of love and loss…”
—Bookstr

Some Of It Was Real

Coming July 2022

Psychic-medium Sylvie Young starts every show with her origin story, telling the audience how she discovered her abilities. But she leaves out a lot—the plane crash that killed her parents, an estranged adoptive family who tend orchards in rainy Oregon, panic attacks, and the fact that her agent insists she research some clients to ensure success.

After a catastrophic reporting error, Thomas Holmes’s next story at the L.A. Times may be his last, but he’s got a great personal pitch. “Grief vampires” like Sylvie who prey upon the loved ones of the deceased have bankrupted his mother. He’s dead set on using his last-chance article to expose Sylvie as a conniving fraud and resurrect his career.

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