Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 13 to 18
- Grade: 8 to 12
Six months ago, Julia's life was perfect. Then her dad died. Now she lives with her grieving mother and sick grandmother in a puny apartment above their bookstore. After a dark bout of depression, Julia is fragile, and mourns both her father and her old life. But she has one thing to be happy about: Jeremy, the most popular boy at school, has chosen her.
Jeremy's love for Julia is passionate, even obsessive. As she grows closer to Jeremy, Julia pushes her disapproving friends and family away. But Jeremy only becomes more controlling and Julia has to decide what lines cannot be crossed.
About the author
JODI CARMICHAEL lives in Winnipeg where she can often be found dancing in the living room with her two wildly imaginative daughters, her patient and supportive husband, and a scruff y Border Terrier named Zoe. This is her second book.
"Carmichael's writing is vivid and her depiction of Julia's feelings and actions feels authentic and contemporary. This is a young writer to watch." - Winnipeg Free Press "a story filled with realistic characters who reveal truths about ourselves." - CM Magazine "a story filled with realistic characters who reveal truths about ourselves." - CM Magazine "Julia's story is one that needs to be told author Jodi Carmichael writes about life as a teenager with humour and insight, showing how easy it is for peer pressure and the need to be loved to lead to risky behaviour." - Quill & Quire "Jodi Carmichael gets inside of this Julia and gives her a true voice" - CanLit for Little Canadians