Author(s): Natasha Friend
"Natasha Friend, I loved your book. I peeked at the first page and was hooked." --Judy BlumeThe first month of school, thirteen-year-old Anna Collette finds herself. . . .Dumped by her best friend, Dani, who suddenly wants to spend eighth grade "hanging out with different people."Deserted by her mom, who's in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt.Trapped in a house with her dad, a new baby sister, and a stepmother young enough to wear her Delta Delta Delta sweatshirt with pride.Stuck at a lunch table with Shawna the Eyebrow Plucker and Sarabeth the Irish Stepper because she has no one else to sit with.But what if all isn't lost? What if Anna's mom didn't exactly mean to leave her? What if Anna's stepmother is cooler than she thought? What if the misfit lunch table isn't such a bad fit after all?With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna just may find herself on the road to okay.Heartfelt and heartbreaking, Where You'll Find Me by Natasha Friend is a moving story about the sometimes unconventional bonds of friendship and family.
In this powerful yet buoyant YA novel, a thirteen-year-old girl learns to navigate the shifting loyalities of friendships in middle school.
"Natasha Friend, I loved your book. I peeked at the first page and was hooked." --Judy Blume"Friend avoids all the pitfalls of a run-of-the-mill "issue" novel to offer a nuanced look at a life that, despite unexpected turns and sometimes crippling feelings of fear and loss, can still be happy." --School Library Journal, starred review"A must-read book for teens who are going through tough times" --VOYA"Friend balances heartache with humor, creating in Anna a memorable, funny, and genuine girl. . . . An upper-middle-grade winner." --Kirkus Reviews
Natasha Friend is the award-winning author of Perfect, Lush, Bounce, For Keeps, and My Life in Black and White. She lives in Madison, Connecticut, with her family.