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"Frank yet empathetic, Malone's gritty portrayal of interpersonal relations offers readers a telling example of a life-and-death ordeal from the inside out."
"With its cast of convincing, empathic characters and touches of humor and hope, this heart-wrenching novel underscores the need for more organ donors."
- Booklist review
THE ARRIVAL OF SOMEDAY
Published July 23, 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0062795380
Ebook ASIN: B07DNBRK9N
Audiobook ASIN: B07PK5TVKB
Recommended ages: 12 and up
In this emotionally candid contemporary YA, author Jen Malone delves into the world of a teen whose life is brought to an abrupt halt when she learns she’s in dire need of an organ transplant.
Hard-charging and irrepressible, eighteen-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller derby opponent a mile away—and that’s while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light.
What she couldn’t see coming, however, was the flare-up of the rare liver disorder she was born with. But now it’s the only thing she—and everyone around her—can think about.
With no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been sure of—like college plans or the possibility of one day falling in love—has become a huge question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s desperate to avoid.
Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking between the lightness of their time together. She feels alive when all signs point elsewhere.
But with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling can’t last forever. After all, what can?