The Possibility of Now
Other Editions of This Title:
What happens when you’ve been planning for the future, but everything falls apart now.
Mara James has always been a perfectionist with a plan. But despite years of overachieving at her elite school, Mara didn’t plan on having a total meltdown during her calculus exam. Like a rip-upthe- test-and-walk-out kind of meltdown. And she didn’t plan on a video of it going viral. And she definitely didn’t plan on never wanting to show her face again.
Mara knows she should go back, but suddenly she doesn’t know why she’s been overachieving all these years. Impulsively, she tells her mom she wants to go live with her estranged dad in Tahoe. Maybe in a place like Tahoe, where people go to get away from everyday life, and a dad like Trick McHale, a ski bum avoiding the real world, Mara can figure things out.
Only Tahoe is nothing like she thought. There’s awesome new friends and hot boys and a chance to finally get to know Trick, but there’s also still massive amounts of schoolwork. Can Mara stopping planning long enough to see the life that’s happening right now?
Scholastic Inc., 9781338134711, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 28, 2017