Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards Named as one of the best books of 2019 by the Sunday Times, Financial Times and Irish Times.
From the critically acclaimed author of Before I Die comes a remarkably affecting story of a girl who burns with anger for reasons she can't understand, and the power and risk that comes with making noise. Fans of E. Lockhart, Jennifer Niven, and Gayle Foreman will find their own fury in this exceptional novel for our times.
Lexi's angry. And it's getting worse.
If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her stepfather would accept her, her mom would love her like she used to, and her stepbrother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her. She wants these things so badly, she's determined to swallow her anger and make her family proud.But pushing fury down doesn't make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface waiting to erupt . . . And there'll be fireworks when it does.
From the bestselling and award-winning author of Before I Die, You Against Me, and Unbecoming comes a remarkably affecting story that explores the myriad of ways a girl's sense of self can be whittled away, and what might happen when she fights back.---from the publisher
384 pages 978-1338540659 Ages 15 and up
Keywords: girls and women, emotional abuse, identity, self image, anger, family, power, risk, standing up for yourself, finding your voice, mother/daughter, mental health, courage, 15 year old, 16 year old, 17 year old, emotional intelligence, hope