We're especially excited to give you a sneak preview (or a Fresh Teaser, as we like to call it!) of a debut book from a friend we first met as a reader here on YA Fresh. The author is Holly Cupala:
and the book, releasing from Harper-Collins in June of this year, is, Tell Me a Secret:
Advance praise includes blurbs from these notable YA authors:
“A powerful story of self-discovery, and a brilliant debut novel.” ~Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of CRANK
“A gripping, emotional story about a young girl with a tragic past and an uncertain future. I dare you to set it down during its last hundred pages. I dare you.” ~Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist, author of HONEY, BABY, SWEETHEART
Wow, huh? And Holly's been kind enough to provide us with a blurb so we can read a bit about it ourselves:
It’s tough, living in the shadow of a dead girl…
In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams — a best friend to unlock her sister’s world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all — Miranda has a secret.
Then two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own...
So now Holly's secret is out...she's got a fantastic book that we can all look forward to right before summer!