Speak meets Simone Elkeles in this evocative and tantalizing YA novel about teen couple Marion and Kurt, whose every kiss unravels memories they would both rather forget and whose long-buried secrets threaten to tear them apart.
When shy bookworm Marion Taylor meets sexy soccer captain Kurt Medford at a party, what seems like a sure thing turns into a total mess. One minute they’re alone in the middle of the lake, igniting sparks of electricity. And the next they’re on dry land, pretending they don’t even know each other. But rather than the end, that night is the beginning of something. Something real and terrifying and unforgettable.
As Marion and Kurt struggle to build the fragile pieces of a relationship, every kiss uncovers memories both of them would rather stay buried. Marion desperately wants to trust him, to share the one secret she’s never told anyone – but some truths aren’t meant to be spoken aloud. While Kurt is still haunted by his mother’s death, by the people he hurt, and by the mistakes he can never take back.
Explosive together and hollow apart, Marion and Kurt may be totally wrong for each other – or more right than they ever thought possible.
Publication is scheduled for December 2015 (Simon Pulse).