by Mayra Lazara Dole
When Shai receives text messages from Marlena, the love of her life, and reads them during class, her dramatic mother finds out what her A-student daughter’s been doing behind her back and kicks her to the curb.
Soon Shai becomes involved with an unusual group of friends in exotic Miami. Can a discarded free-thinker turn the corner into a world as wild, hilarious, and painful as her first love—and create a new kind of family?
Bella Books is proud to bring the expanded Author’s Edition of this best-selling Young Adult classic to print.
Sun-filled wonderland of friends, choices, broken hearts, honesty, family and love. – Alex Sanchez, Rainbow Boys
Originally published by Harper Teen 2008.
Down to the Bone: Starred Review!
School Library Journal
Brent Hartinger, Geography Club
Colorful and energetic - the bold new trend!
Alex Sanchez, Rainbow Boys
Sun-filled wonderland of friends, choices, broken hearts, honesty, family and love.