“I absolutely adored this book. Emery Lord really understands what it is to be a teenager, especially one with anxiety. All of the overthinking, the nervous energy, the panic that goes on inside Paige’s head over the drama surrounding college and boys and friendship is so relatable. I desperately wanted her to succeed despite her flaws, because Paige Hancock is an authentic teenager. This book is cute and funny, and it sometimes made me want to rip my hair out from sheer relatability. The romance between Max and Paige was my favorite part of the book, because Lord didn’t shy away from the stumbles that come with first loves. I wish I’d had this one a few years ago!”
— Ava Tusek, Second Star to the Right Children's Books, Denver, CO
"Gut-bustingly funny and exquisitely tender." - Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of 99 Days
Acclaimed author Emery Lord crafts a gorgeous story of friendship and identity, daring to ask: What happens after happily ever after?
It's senior year, and Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has a fun summer job, great friends, and a super charming boyfriend who totally gets her. But senior year also means big decisions. Weighing "the rest of her life," Paige feels her anxiety begin to pervade every decision she makes. Everything is exactly how she always wanted it to be--how can she leave it all behind next year? In her head, she knows there is so much more to experience after high school. But in her heart, is it so terrible to want everything to stay the same forever?
Emery Lord's award-winning storytelling shines with lovable characters and heartfelt exploration of life's most important questions.
Praise for The Start of Me and You
A Huffington Post Top YA Books of 2015
One of PopSugar's Best YA Books of 2015
Praise for When We Collided
2017 Schneider Family Book Award Winner
One of YALSA's 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adult Readers
A YALSA 2017 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult readers
A USA Today Must-Read Romance of 2016
One of PopSugar's Best YA Books of 2016
One of Nerdy Book Club's Best YA Fiction of 2016
Emery Lord is the author of Open Road Summer, The Start of Me and You, and When We Collided. She lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, with a husband, two rescue dogs, and a closet full of impractical shoes.
"What a gift Emery Lord has given us with The Map from Here to There. Gut-bustingly funny and exquisitely tender, full of characters to fall in love with and writing that sings out loud, this is a book about figuring out what the rest of your life is going to look like. It’s a book about learning to be a person in the world." - Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of 99 DAYS
"Lord spends time developing her side characters with depth and maturity, calling out stereotypes and using the characters to explore less common topics in teen literature. An engaging novel." - School Library Connection
"Engrossing and engaging." - Kirkus Reviews
"Lord hits the agonizing and comforting beats of the end of high school, capturing the nostalgia of old friendships and hard choices." - Booklist
"A relationship-focused romance with some solid and authentic dynamics. . . . Relatable." - BCCB
"Will inspire readers to persevere." - SLJ, starred review, on THE START OF ME AND YOU
A well-crafted love story that will melt your heart a dozen different ways." - USA Today on THE START OF ME AND YOU
"Lord crafts a poignant look at what it’s like to deal with love, loss, and general teendom, then infuses it with sharp wit and pop culture references." - Entertainment Weekly on THE START OF ME AND YOU
"A natural successor to Sarah Dessen’s The Truth about Forever. . . . Comfortingly familiar, vibrant, and, at times, wrenching, this belongs on all shelves." - Booklist, starred review, on THE NAMES THEY GAVE US
"This solid coming-of-age story with family drama and personal growth is a must-have for libraries with Jenny Han and Jennifer Niven fans." - SLJ on THE NAMES THEY GAVE US
"This is more than a love story. When We Collided carefully yet effortlessly puts mental illness in conversation with the beauty and struggle of adolescence." - Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN' on WHEN WE COLLIDED
"Searingly honest, gut-wrenchingly authentic, and deeply romantic, When We Collided is a gift of a novel." - Jasmine Warga, author of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES on WHEN WE COLLIDED
"An absolute tearjerker romance with a powerful message about weightier topics of grief and mental illness." - SLJ, starred review, on WHEN WE COLLIDED
"A beautifully wrought portrait of bipolar disorder and depression. . . . Full, compassionate and achingly vibrant." - USA Today on WHEN WE COLLIDED