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“[Highlights] the secret struggles ordinary people carry with them every day. In giving voice to these men and women, Castle expands the story from a feel-good romance into a reflection on what makes us human.”
~ Publishers Weekly
“Castle crafts relatable, endearingly flawed characters that readers will love. This book captures the magical essence of winter in New York City, as the characters explore its people and places. It is a story that builds empathy and encourages teens to connect more with those in their own world but also with the world as a whole.” ~ VOYA
“Readers will enjoy this realistic portrayal of teens who don’t quite have it all figured out. Castle urges her readers to learn about choices and their consequences, as well as to exhibit empathy and kindness even when the choice is hard. A heartwarming, tender, and wistful look at the power of goodwill.”
Combining the emotional deftness of Sarah Dessen with the magical spark of New York City in wintertime, this affecting novel will inspire readers to pay closer attention to the world around them.
What does it really mean to be kind . . . and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do?
High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a gap year before college, struggle with these questions when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season.
Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers. The challenge pulls these two teens, who have a history together from back home, closer and closer as they explore a vibrant city filled with other people’s stories and secrets.
Kendall and Max can’t deny their growing bond, even though they both have other romantic entanglements and uncertain futures. As the clock counts down on New Year’s Eve, will they find themselves together at midnight?
Jennifer Castle’s latest novel is a romantic, thought-provoking tale of human connection and how we find—and make—our place in the world.
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen
- Publication Date: January 2, 2018
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y5JZRTX
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Jennifer Castle is the author of ten books for children and teens. Her YA novels published by HarperCollins include The Beginning of After, which was an American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, You Look Different in Real Life, What Happens Now, and the upcoming Together at Midnight. Her four-book middle grade fantasy series Butterfly Wishes is due out from Bloomsbury USA in December. She’s also the co-author of two non-fiction books, Friends and Frenemies: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward and Famous Friends: Best Buds, Rocky Relationships, and Awesomely Odd Couples from Past to Present.
Jennifer received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University and worked as a freelance copywriter, celebrity publicist’s assistant, and a screenwriter before finding her niche producing interactive media for young people. She created and produced “It’s My Life,” the award-winning PBS Kids website for tweens (pbskids.org/itsmylife). She has also produced children’s educational projects for Steven Spielberg’s Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, McGraw-Hill Publishing, and WNET-13.
When not dreaming up her own stories, Jennifer teaches fiction writing to young people in schools and private workshops. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, Bill, her daughters Sadie and Clea, and her tabby cats/writing assistants Angel and Squash.
Jennifer’s debut, The Beginning of After, was a 2012 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, a Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” Book for Teens, and an American Booksellers Association New Voices selection. You Look Different in Real Life was a 2015 Florida Teens Read selection.