17 & Gone
By Nova Ren Suma
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525423409, 320pp.)
Publication Date: March 21, 2013
Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.
Nova Ren Suma has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College, and has been awarded a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the author of Imaginary Girls as well as Fade Out (formerly titled Dani Noir).
Praise for 17 & Gone:
“This is ingeniously crafted” – BCCB, starred review
“Suma writes beautifully, drawing readers into Lauren’s story and her psyche with painstaking care until the story’s jolting conclusion” – Publisher’s Weekly
“A compelling, skillfully written page-turner” – Booklist
“An engrossing read” – VOYA
“Suma’s exquisite sentence-level writing and fine eye for creepy detail are in abundant evidence” – Kirkus Reviews
“Elegant, riveting, powerful, and poignant, this suspenseful, supernatural tale slips under the skin, inking out a haunting tapestry of menace and madness. Nova Ren Suma is, quite simply, a masterful storyteller and one of my favorite writers.”
– Libba Bray, Printz Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty
“17 & Gone is a sharply compelling story of what happens when we stop seeing what’s in front of us and start looking for what’s already gone. Intricately plotted and surreally imagined... Suma breaks reality and twists it back together in a devastating and beautiful new form.”
– Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy and Mind Games