On Haven, a six-mile long, half-mile-wide stretch of barrier island, Mira Banul and her Year-Rounder friends have proudly risen to every challenge. But then a superstorm defies all predictions and devastates the island, upending all logic and stranding Mira's mother and brother on the mainland. Nothing will ever be the same. A stranger appears in the wreck of Mira's home. A friend obsessed with vanishing disappears. As the mysteries deepen, Mira must find the strength to carry on—to somehow hold her memories in place while learning to trust a radically reinvented future. Gripping and poetic, This Is the Story of You is about the beauty of nature and the power of family, about finding hope in the wake of tragedy and recovery in the face of overwhelming loss.
Size: 5 5/8 x 8 1/8
Age Range: 12 - 17 years
Publication Date: 04/12/2016
Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of books for both adults and young readers including Going Over and This Is the Story of You. She lives in Devon Pennsylvania and teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania.
★ "A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "This beautifully written book works on many levels and is rich in its characterization, emotion, language, and hint of mystery."
—School Library Journal, starred review