17 & Gone

17 & Gone

By Nova Ren Suma

Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525423409, 353pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2013

Seventeen-year-oldLaurenis 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.

About the Author
Nova Ren Suma is the author of "The Walls Around Us "as well as the YA novels "Imaginary Girls" and "17 & Gone, "which were both named 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound by YALSA. She has a BA in writing photography from Antioch College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Millay Colony and an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center. She worked for years behind the scenes in publishing, at places such as HarperCollins, Penguin, Marvel Comics, and RAW Books, and now she teaches writing workshops. She is from various small towns across the Hudson Valley and lives and writes in New York City. Find Nova online at novaren.com or follow her on Twitter at @novaren.

Praise For 17 & Gone

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