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Stella is seventeen years old, sleepwalking through the last two weeks of high school in her meticulously designed California suburb. On the verge of attending Princeton and leaving behind the life she has by turns accepted and resented, she awakens to the fact that she has years of unanswered questions stored up.
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Why is she suddenly unable to get through drama class and throw an imaginary beach ball without feeling sick? Why does her foster mother still jump when Stella enters the same room? Were there signs leading up to the deaths of her parents, years before, and do the songs of Billy Joel have a disguised message, just for her?

This is Stella's reality. Two weeks in her life break down into fragments, a stream of conciousness encompassing everything from the memory of the last time she saw her parents, to a bittersweet reunion with the first boy she ever loved.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   actions leading to death of someone Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   parents

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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