Tens of thousands of crows invading Auburn, Pennsylvania, is a problem for everyone in town except seventeen-year-old Leighton Barnes. For Leighton, it’s no stranger than her house, which inexplicably repairs itself every time her father loses his temper and breaks things. Leighton doesn’t have time for the crows — it’s her senior year, and acceptance to her dream college is finally within reach. But grabbing that lifeline means abandoning her sisters, a choice she’s not ready to face.
With her father’s rage worsening and the town in chaos over the crows, Leighton allows herself a chance at happiness with Liam, her charming classmate, even though falling in love feels like a revolutionary act. Balancing school, dating, and survival under the shadow of sixty thousand feathered wings starts to feel almost comfortable, but Leighton knows that this fragile equilibrium can only last so long before it shatters. This stunning YA debut is a powerful story about the haunting specter of domestic violence and the rebellious forces of sisterhood and first love.
"McCauley develops convincing, sympathetic characters while building tension that underscores the precariousness of Leighton’s situation. While the book doesn’t shy away from raw depictions of domestic abuse, the love and warmth exuding from Leighton’s sisters, Liam, and his kindhearted family soften the story’s sharp edges." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Mar 3, 2020|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|