THE TRUTH ABOUT LEAVING
Young Adult, 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 her senior year in the bag. Cute boyfriend? Check. College plan? Check.
But when her boyfriend dumps her the week before school starts 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, and too busy trying to hold her family together while her mom is across the country working, Lucy ignores the attraction she feels to Dov. But soon, Lucy and Dov’s connection is undeniable. Lucy begins to realize that 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 yourself.
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Featured in Barnes & Noble's March 5 new release list
Featured in Alma's (Jewish women's outlet) list "12 Jewish YA Books You'll Want to Read in 2019"