The Year They Fell (Hardcover)

By David Kreizman

Imprint, 9781250179876, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

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Paperback (7/28/2020)

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When a horrible tragedy unites five very different high school seniors, they discover the worst moment of your life can help determine who you really are in the powerful YA novel, The Year They Fell.

Josie, Jack, Archie, Harrison, and Dayana were inseparable as preschoolers. But that was before high school, before parties and football and getting into the right college. Now, as senior year approaches, they're basically strangers to each other.

Until they’re pulled back together when their parents die in a plane crash. These former friends are suddenly on their own. And they’re the only people who can really understand how that feels.

To survive, the group must face the issues that drove them apart, reveal secrets they’ve kept since childhood, and discover who they’re meant to be. And in the face of public scrutiny, they’ll confront mysteries their parents left behind—betrayals that threaten to break the friendships apart again.

A new family is forged in this heartbreaking, funny, and surprising book from award-winning storyteller David Kreizman. It's a deeply felt, complex journey into adulthood, exploring issues of grief, sexual assault, racism, and trauma.

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About the Author

David Kreizman is the co-creator and head writer of the hit middle-grade audio program The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, winner of a 2016 Peabody Award. As Chief Creative Officer at Gen-Z Media, he oversees the development and production of more than a dozen original scripted audio projects for kids and tweens.

Previously he led the writing teams of Guiding Light, All My Children, As the World Turns, and World Wrestling Entertainment, winning two Emmy Awards and two Writers Guild Awards in the process. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and three kids.

Praise For The Year They Fell

“Teen drama abounds in this story about loss and love.” —Kirkus Reviews