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What you left behind

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Jessica Verdi, the author of My Life After Nowand The Summer I Wasn't Me, returns with a heartbreaking and poignant novel of grief and guilt that reads like Nicholas Sparks for teens.

It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it's not like he's had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She's fun and energetic-and doesn't know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg's journals only stirs up old emotions. Ryden's convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can't let go of the past?

"Ryden's story is a moving illustration of how sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned to embrace the life you've been given. A strong, character-driven story that teen readers will love."-Carrie Arcos, National Book Award Finalist for Out of Reach

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Grouped Work ID ed9abc0d-f912-1058-2cb2-7e0fdbe9fe23
Full title what you left behind
Author verdi jessica
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 00:13:29AM

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subject_facet Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Infants -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Teenage fathers -- Fiction
title_display What you left behind
title_full What You Left Behind, What you left behind / Jessica Verdi
title_short What you left behind
topic_facet Dating (Social customs), Fathers and daughters, Infants, Romance, Single-parent families, Teenage fathers, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature