Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family's bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.
Now Rachel has returned to the city and to the bookshop to work alongside the boy she'd rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can't feel anything anymore.
As Henry and Rachel work side by side surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it's possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.
"In this novel set in Australia, mostly at the bookstore, Crowley (Graffiti Moon) effectively conveys the complexities of love, death, and time through Rachel and Henry’s alternating narratives, as well as letters and notes pulled from the pages of old books.... Filled with soul searching and philosophical quips, this book is for thinkers and lovers of literature who, like Rachel and Henry, are passionate about ideas and searching for answers." Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Jun 6, 2017|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|