|Mohrbooks Literary Agency|
|Greenwillow Books (2014-09-09)|
|MS: Complete Edited|
|Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books|
FALLING INTO PLACE
One cold fall day, high school sophomore Liz Emerson drives her Mercedes into a tree. On purpose. Narrated (somewhat unreliably) by Liz’s imaginary friend from childhood—a friend she no longer sees or hears but who sees and hears everything, we learn not only Liz’s story, but also the stories of friends and classmates who have been impacted by Liz, and how these interactions have led Liz to believe the world would be better off without her.
This is how Liz Emerson's story begins, but it is not told by Liz herself. As a child, Liz had an imaginary friend. Even though Liz thinks she does not need this friend anymore, the imaginary friend is always watching. In fact, all she can do is watch. And if you watch closely, you will see things that no one else does.
In the nonlinear style of one who is not entirely real, the imaginary friend narrates not just Liz Emerson's story, but alse the stories of friends and classmates who have been impacted by Liz, and how these interactions have led Liz to believe the world would be better off without her.
Unique and haunting, this stand-alone teen novel is Amy Zhang's debut. She lives in Wisconsin, where she plays a lot of tennis.