Facing the Sun

Category: Book
By (author): Mather, Janice Lynn
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Class Differences
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: August 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Education of Margot Sanchez in this Caribbean-set story about four friends who experience unexpected changes in their lives during the summer when a hotel developer purchases their community's beloved beach.

Change is coming to Pinder Street…

Eve is the rock in her family of seven, the one they always depend on. But when her dad is diagnosed with cancer, she wants nothing more than to trade her worries for some red lipstick and a carefree night.

Faith is the dancer all the boys want, but she only has eyes for the one she can't have. Only thing is, all the flirting in the world can't distract her from her broken home life...or the secrets that she hides.

KeeKee is the poet who won't follow the rules, not even to please her estranged father. But after a horrible betrayal, she'll have to choose between being right and losing everyone she loves.

Nia is the prisoner longing to escape her overprotective mother. A summer art program might be her ticket to freedom, yet it comes with a terrible price-and the risk may not be worth the reward.

Ready or not, it's time for these four friends to face the sun.
Biographical NoteJanice Lynn Mather is a Bahamian writer with an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her first novel, Learning to Breathe, was a Governor General's Literary Award finalist, a BC Book Prize finalist, shortlisted for the 2019 CCBC Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, an Amelia Bloomer's Top Ten Recommended Feminist Books for Young Readers pick, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Facing the Sun is her second novel for young adults. Janice Lynn lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her family and a growing collection of dust bunnies.