When Bea Ahern runs away, she makes sure to check every box on her hastily searched "how to run away from home" list, except one. She can’t quite "cut all contact and don’t look back," not when her younger brother Ezra is now alone in their abusive household. Written by two masters of YA storytelling, this riveting and moving story of siblinghood and trust, told in back-and-forth emails, will capture your heart. Recommended By Sarah R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling authors of All the Bright Places and Every Day comes a story of hope, siblinghood, and finding your home in the people who matter the most.
Subject: You. Missing.
Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it. Ezra never expected to be left behind with their abusive stepfather and their neglectful mother — how is he supposed to navigate life without Bea?
Bea Ahern already knew she needed to get as far away from home as possible But a message in her inbox changes everything, and she finds herself alone in a new city — without Ez, without a real plan — chasing someone who might not even want to be found.
As things unravel at home for Ezra, Bea will confront secrets about their past that will forever change the way they think about their family. Together and apart, broken by abuse but connected by love, this brother and sister must learn to trust themselves before they can find a way back to each other.
"What happens when you team up two unrivaled masters of storytelling at the height of their powers? You get a story glowing and triumphant with love and hope. You get 1 + 1 = 10. You get this book." Jeff Zentner, award-winning author The Serpent King and In the Wild Night
"A heart-wrenching, thoughtful, and beautifully-written story about learning to see yourself for who you truly are, and all you can become." Robyn Schneider, award-winning author of The Beginning of Everything
"David Levithan and Jennifer Niven are masters of the teenage heart....In Take Me With You When You Go they come together to write a love letter for anyone who has a sibling or wishes they had one." Danielle Page, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
“A wrenching, if logorrheic, epistolary portrait of a dysfunctional family.” Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Jennifer Niven is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe. Her books have been translated in over 75 languages, and have won literary awards around the world. When she isn't working on multiple book and TV projects, Jennifer also oversees Germ, a literary web magazine for high school age and beyond. Jennifer divides her time between coastal Georgia and Los Angeles. Find her at jenniferniven.com and on social.
David Levithan's many acclaimed novels include Someday, Another Day, Every Day, Two Boys Kissing, and Boy Meets Boy. His bestselling collaborations include Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah (both written with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green). In 2016, David was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contribution to YA literature. You can learn more about him at davidlevithan.com and follow him on Twitter at @loversdiction.