The morning after I dropped out of high school, I woke up before dawn in my father’s empty house thinking about the slow death of the universe. It smelt like Old Spice and middle-aged sadness in the guest room, and this was probably at least part of the reason for my thoughts of total cosmic annihilation. The other part I blame on physics. The class I mean. Not the branch of science. It was one of the last subjects I tried to study before I made the decision to liberate myself from Quaker school, driving five hours through Iowa farm country to make my daring escape.
I did the drive without stopping, listening to religious radio fade in and out of classic rock, which sounded something like this: ‘Our God is an awesome Godddddd and . . .
Ooooh that smell.
About the book
Seventeen-year-old Tess talks to Jonah every day; through texts, tweets and emails.
So when she discovers Jonah has committed suicide, her world implodes. Feeling heartbroken and traumatized Tess unexpectedly finds herself at her estranged father’s house, wondering how well she really knew Jonah. Now, having dropped out of high school, struggling with questions about life and loss, Tess and her father come together to try and find the answers.
A tragic tale of love, loss and life; perfect for readers still reeling from books such as All the Bright Places, 13 Reasons Why and The Fault in our Stars.
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