Growing up nowadays can be difficult, especially given the reality of gun violence in our schools. I haven't read a novel since Wally Lamb's The Hour I First Believed that deals with this important topic so poignantly. Marisa Reichardt's Y.A. novel from Macmillan Underwater is a realistic answer to an uncomfortable question. What happens to the survivors of a school shooting tragedy? You can reach Marisa on Twitter @youngadultish or on her website: www.youngadultish.com.
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