Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

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Wild meets The Breakfast Club in this story of a girl who must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams. Then Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music. Now Ingrid is on a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: addicts, runaways, and her. She's fighting to survive crushing humiliations, physical challenges that push her to her limits, and mind games that threaten to break her. Then When the curtain fell on Margot-Sophia's singing career, they buried the past and settled into a small, painfully normal life. But Ingrid longed to let the music soar again. She wanted it so much that, for a while, nothing else mattered. Now Ingrid is never going to make it through this summer if she can't figure out why she's here . . . and why the music really stopped.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 361 pages
  • 150 x 211 x 36mm | 581g
  • Viking Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0425287599
  • 9780425287590
  • 616,535

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"This compelling story about love, loss, and self-discovery took every one of my emotions on a beautiful journey. I loved it." Kasie West, author of The Fill-In Boyfriend "Absolutely compelling! A heart-pounding wilderness adventure set against a deeply moving personal journey. You ll cheer Ingrid on every single step of the way." Teresa Toten, author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B "A gorgeous novel about mothers and daughters, the wilderness that rages both inside and outside of us and how the past composes the future. Brave, beautiful and so, so compelling." Caroline Leavitt, author of the New York Timesbestsellers Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You "show more

About Danielle Younge-ullman

Danielle Younge-Ullman (danielleyoungeullman.com) studied English and Theater at McGill University in Montreal, then worked as professional actor for ten years. This was character-building time during which she held a wild variety of acting and non-acting jobs--everything from working on the stage and in independent films, to dubbing English voices for Japanese TV, to temping, to teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband and two daughters in an old house in Toronto that's constantly being renovated. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleYUllman.show more

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207 ratings
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4 37% (76)
3 17% (35)
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