Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler. This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club. There will be a giveaway, too.
We Were Beautiful
by Heather Hepler
Release date: April 2, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary
It’s been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. The doctors tell her she was lucky to survive. Her therapist says it will take time to heal. The police reports claim there were trace amounts of alcohol in her bloodstream. But no matter how much she tries to reconstruct the events of that fateful night, Mia’s memory is spotty at best. She’s left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her.
As the rest of Mia’s family struggles with their own grief, Mia is sent to New York City to spend the summer with a grandmother she’s never met. All Mia wants to do is hide from the world, but instead she’s stuck with a summer job in the bustling kitchens of the cafe down the street. There she meets Fig–blue-haired, friendly, and vivacious–who takes Mia under her wing. As Mia gets to know Fig and her friends–including Cooper, the artistic boy who is always on Mia’s mind–she realizes that she’s not the only one with a painful past.
Over the summer, Mia begins to learn that redemption isn’t as impossible as she once thought, but her scars inside run deep and aren’t nearly so simple to heal … especially when Mia finally pieces together her memories of the night Rachel died.
Author Guest Post:
Favorite Places in New York City.
- The MoMA – Museum of Modern Art – plan to spend the whole day.
- The Brooklyn Bridge – best early in the morning.
- Magnolia Bakeshop — get the banana pudding.
- Economy Candy – load up on sugar.
- Central Park – bring a picnic.
- Washington Square Park – brush up on your chess skills.
- Momofuku Noodle Bar – Kimchi!
- Greenwich Village – great second hand shopping.
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds – matcha custard pie.
Heather Hepler is the author of several books for teens and tweens, including Frosted Kisses (Scholastic, 2015), Love? Maybe (Dial, 2012) and The Cupcake Queen(Dutton, 2009).
She loves tomato soup, fat cats, and hiking. (Not necessarily in that order.) She’s lived in East Texas, Alaska, and Death Valley. Currently she, her son, their two spoiled cats, and their ridiculously smart dog live in Downeast Maine.
Prize: 5 Finished copies of We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler (USA only)
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