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You Must Not Miss

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Magpie Lewis started writing in her yellow notebook the day she walked in on her father having sex with her aunt on her parents' bed. That was the night her mom started down a spiral of self-destruction. That was the night Eryn, Magpie's sister, skipped town and left her to fend for herself. That was the night of Brandon Phipp's party.

Now, Magpie is called a slut whenever she walks down the hallways of her high school, her former best friend won't speak to her, and she spends her lunch period with a group of misfits who've all been socially exiled like she has. And so, feeling trapped and forgotten, Magpie retreats to her notebook, dreaming up a place called Near.

Near is perfect--somewhere where her father never cheated, her mother never drank, and Magpie's own life never derailed so suddenly. She writes Near so completely, so fully, that she dreams it into existence, right in her own backyard. It's a place where she can have anything she wants...even revenge.

Acclaimed author Katrina Leno spins a twisted and suspenseful tale of friendship, revenge, and the monsters that live inside us all.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 34mm | 420g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316449776
  • 9780316449779
  • 24,166

Review quote

"A little bit Coraline, a little bit Stephen King.... A frank, unflinching look at grief, rage, depression, and how pain manifests as cruelty. You must not miss You Must Not Miss."--Mackenzie Vanengelenhoven, King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT) "This unusual blend of realistic fiction, fantasy, and mayhem begs debate wherever it is read! Stock more than one copy."--VOYA "A mind-bender of a book."--Rosie Lee, Readers Books (Sonoma, CA) * "Leno (Summer of Salt, 2018) takes a concept...and executes it with beautiful, brutal precision. Between the lines of spare and dreamlike prose lurks a girl who, though quiet at first, demands to be seen, and readers will not soon forget her."--Booklist (starred review) Praise for You Must Not Miss
* "Leno (Summer of Salt, 2018, etc.), channeling early Stephen King at his best, offers no neat conclusions, and her frank examination of depression, grief, alcoholism, and the ruinous aftermath of sexual assault, is grim yet effective. Readers will ponder this exceedingly creepy gut punch of a tale long after turning the last page."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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About Katrina Leno

Katrina Leno was born on the east coast and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a photographer and the author of four books published by HarperTeen--The Half Life of Molly Pierce, The Lost & Found, Everything All At Once, and The Summer of Salt. You can visit her online at katrinaleno.com
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Rating details

95 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 23% (22)
4 37% (35)
3 25% (24)
2 9% (9)
1 5% (5)
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