Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida--especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.
Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines--and ever deeper into the twins' lives.
Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.
About the Author
Emma Mills, better known to her subscribers as vlogger Elmify, is the author of First & Then. She is also co-creator and co-host of the "life skills" YouTube channel How to Adult. Emma lives in Indianapolis.
"Immensely enjoyable." --Booklist"Mills (First & Then) seamlessly creates art imitating life imitating art while bringing freshness to the familiar romantic conventions she invokes. With taut, realistic dialogue, she expertly crafts blossoming friendships and nascent romances." --Publishers WeeklyPraise for First & Then "With sporadic references to Jane Austen's famous characters and wickedly inventive language, Mills closely observes the social milieu of an American high school.... A fresh, smart, inventive, and altogether impressive debut." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th February 2017
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.7 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.41