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THE TRUTH ABOUT LEAVING
By: BLITT, Natalie
Young Adult, Forthcoming 2019
*RITA Award Finalist for Best First Book and Young Adult Romance!*
Readers who recognized a kindred spirit in Stephanie Perkins’ Anna Oliphant or fell in love with Huntley Fitzpatrick’s Jase Garrett, will find a new best friend and book boyfriend in Lucy Green and Dov Meiri.
Lucy Green thought she had senior year in the bag. Cute boyfriend? Check. College plan? Check.
But when Scott dumps her the week before school starts because he’s on his way to Chicago’s Northwestern, and she literally stumbles into Dov—the new Israeli transfer student, on her first day of school, Lucy’s carefully mapped-out future crumbles.
Determined to have a good senior year, Lucy ignores the attraction she feels to Dov. She’s too busy hanging out with her best friend Maddie and taking care of her younger brothers while her mom is across the country teaching at UC Berkeley. And if she were to spend time doing anything else, she’d go back to full time dance—which she quit because she was needed at home.
But soon Lucy and Dov’s connection is undeniable. Except, that Dov has his own set of problems. He’s bogged down in the memories of what he left behind in Israel after his brother died, and more importantly, he’s not planning to stick around. Come graduation, he’s headed back to Israel to begin his mandatory three year army service. No matter what.
But sometimes you have to open yourself up to chance. Even if the wrong person at the wrong time is a boy whose bravery you admire and who helps you find your way back to dance. Even if your love for him won’t stop him from leaving.