(US edition of Chasing Charlie Duskin)
‘Open your eyes, Charlotte love,’ Mum whispers as we hit the freeway, ‘or you’ll miss out on the day.’ Not a lot to miss out on, really. My days have been sort of shaky, lately, like a voice running out of breath. Like a hand playing the blues. That sort of shaky gets into your heart and hangs around.
Charlie Duskin is running. Fleeing from failures and memories of friends who have given up on her. And she’s not only running, she’s chasing things – like a father who will talk to her, friends who don’t think she’s invisible.
But Charlie Duskin is about to have the best summer of her life. She’s about to meet a friend who’ll change her forever. She’s about to fall in love. She just doesn’t know it yet.
- ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
- A CCBC Choice
- A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
“Crowley captures quiet moments with aching beauty and tenderness; her empathy for teen girls recalls Deb Caletti and Sarah Dresden…” Booklist
“Charlie’s voice is unforgettable: every page sings” School Library Journal, Starred
“Told in two distinct voices and replete with vivid images of ghosts, music and nature, this (is a) heartfelt, reflective novel.” Kirkus Reviews
Published in the United States by Random House.