All Better Now
ALL HER LIFE, EMILY HAS FELT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER KIDS. Between therapist visits, sudden uncontrollable bursts of anger, and unexplained episodes of dizziness, things have never felt right. For years, her only escape was through the stories she’d craft. But it isn’t until a near-fatal accident when she’s twelve years old that Emily and her family discover the truth: a grapefruit-size brain tumor at the base of her skull. In turns candid, angry, and beautiful, Emily Wing Smith’s captivating memoir chronicles her struggles with both mental and physical disabilities, the devastating accident that may have saved her life, and her way through it all: writing.
What's worse than getting dumped? Not even knowing if you've been dumped. Joy got no goodbye, and certainly no explanation when Zan-the love of her life and the only good thing about stifling, backward Haven, Utah-unceremoniously and unexpectedly left for college a year early. Joy needs closure almost as much as she needs Zan, so she heads for California, and Zan, riding shotgun beside Zan's former-best-friend Noah.
Original and insightful, quirky and crushing, Joy's story is told in surprising and artfully shifting flashbacks between her life then and now. Exquisite craft and wry, relatable humor signal the arrival of Emily Wing Smith as a breakout talent.
Six stories. Six voices. One reality.
Monday's Child has just lost her brother, but that's not why she's crazy. Tuesday's Child is a star and wishes she wasn't. Wednesday's Child is obsessed with getting revenge. Thursday's Child is on a quest to find herself. Friday's Child is in love with a dead guy, and Saturday's Child is in love with a guy in gray sweats--who isn't her boyfriend. And the child born on the Sabbath day is the one to set it all in motion.