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Ever Since (Hardcover)

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This intense, beautiful debut—perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Kathleen Glasgow—is about the power of finding your voice and sharing your story after trauma.

Seventeen-year-old Virginia makes bad choices. In fact, she’s That Kind of Girl, according to the whispers. But as long as she has her tight group of best friends by her side, she’s able to ignore the gossipers. Until she finds herself spending time with Rumi, Poppy’s boyfriend. Breaking with tradition, she doesn’t hook up with Rumi. Worse, she falls in love with him.

    While Virginia and Rumi’s relationship grows in secret, she discovers that his little sister, Lyra, is being groomed for abuse. The soon-to-be-abuser is a respected member of the community, and only Virginia knows who he is and what he does. If she stays quiet, Lyra will become a victim. But coming forward feels equally impossible.

About the Author

Debut author Alena Bruzas grew up in Seattle and currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. She hopes her writing will find the people who need it most.

Praise For…

"Lyrical prose combines with a searing indictment of how society treats young women." —Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593616178
ISBN-10: 0593616170
Publisher: Rocky Pond Books
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English