R.I.P. Eliza Hart
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338087628 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.82" x 8.57" | Ages 14 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338087635 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 14 & Up
A gorgeous and haunting contemporary YA in the tradition of We Were Liars.
Ellie believes that going to boarding school in California, surrounded by ocean and open spaces, will cure her claustrophobia. Once there, she discovers that Eliza Hart, her childhood best friend, is also a student there — and Ellie is eager to rekindle their friendship.
But Eliza spreads rumors about Ellie, saying she's a liar, a stalker. Add to that Ellie's fear of having people find out about her phobia, and she becomes an outcast.
Then Eliza Hart is found dead.
Ellie is determined to find out what happened to her one-time BFF. Only her suite mate Sam will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like a suspect.
As the walls close in around her, can Ellie clear her name and find out the truth about Eliza Hart? Her hunt for the truth will push her out into the open — and also deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.
This book is both a gripping mystery, and a sensitive and moving portrayal of depression and mental health issues.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel's Faceless:
Nominated for 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
"Gorgeous and wrenching, full of gigantic questions and even more gigantic answers about love, identity and appearance. Alyssa Sheinmel's writing is so true, her characters so real, that they live on long after the last page is turned." -- New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice
"[Sheinmel's] depiction of a disfigured adolescent girl, already searching for herself and now suddenly forced to accept this new enormity, is compelling . . . absorbing." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Fascinating . . . Teens will identify with her struggle to accept that her old life is gone forever. The anger and grief that she feels is palpable and vividly expressed. Fans of R. J. Palacio's Wonder will also enjoy this book and relate to its similar theme about how physical appearance does not define who you really are." -- Voice of Youth Advocates