Early Departures

Justin A. Reynolds (Author)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

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Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always, delivers another smart, funny, and powerful stand-alone YA contemporary novel, with a speculative twist in which Jamal's best friend is brought back to life after a freak accident…but they only have a short time together before he will die again.

Jamal's best friend, Q, doesn't know he's about to die…again.

He also doesn't know that Jamal tried to save his life, rescuing him from drowning only to watch Q die later in the hospital. Even more complicated, Jamal and Q haven't been best friends in two years—not since Jamal's parents died in a car accident, leaving him and his sister to carry on without them. Grief swallowed Jamal whole, and he blamed Q for causing the accident.

But what if Jamal could have a second chance? An impossible chance that would grant him the opportunity to say goodbye to his best friend? A new health-care technology allows Q to be reanimated—brought back to life like the old Q again. But there's a catch: Q will only reanimate for a short time before he dies…forever.

Jamal is determined to make things right with Q, but grief is hard to shake. And he can't tell Q why he's suddenly trying to be friends with him again. Because Q has no idea that he died, and Q's mom is not about to let anyone ruin the miracle by telling him. How can Jamal fix his friendship with Q if he can't tell him the truth?

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SKU 123693
ISBN 9780062748409
Language English
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Page Count 480
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Young Adult Novels
Primary Contributor Justin A. Reynolds
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books