The Fall of Butterflies
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The Fall of Butterflies

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We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking teen novel about a passionate-yet-doomed friendship, set against a backdrop of wealth and glamour.

Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy and nothing in Willa s life is easy. It s her famous genius mother s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and Willa has no intention of fitting in. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp.

Andrea Portes, author of Anatomy of a Misfit, spins a similarly incandescent, heartfelt story that explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place a person with wings.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 201 x 30mm | 358g
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • 0606400451
  • 9780606400459
  • 2,395,689

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Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life.

Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy and nothing in Willa s life is easy. It s her famous genius mother s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, but Willa has no intention of fitting in at Pembroke. She s not staying long, she decides. Not at this school and not on this planet.

But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in.

When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp.

In Willa s secret heart, all she s ever wanted is to belong. But if Remy, the girl who gave her this world, is slip-sliding away, is Willa meant to follow her down?

Andrea Portes s incandescent, heartfelt novel explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place a person with wings."
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Review quote

As with Anatomy of a Misfit, Portes s second YA novel has a seductive zaniness and almost unstoppable exuberance Willa s memorable voice and humor, as well as her longing to cultivate relationships that will anchor her more firmly to the world, will linger with readers. --Publishers Weekly"
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3 36% (299)
2 12% (97)
1 7% (58)
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