If you ask me what I have come to do in this world, I will reply: "I am here to live aloud." -- Emile Zola
COMING SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
ME SINCE YOU
Oh c'mon, Dad, nothing's going to happen.
And for sixteen year-old Rowan Areno, shielded by her parents from the
dark side of life, nothing bad usually does...until that last Friday in March
when Rowan cuts school for the day--and a random stranger's shocking crime
sets a traumatic series of events into motion that will change her life forever.
The crime video goes viral, the cruel, relentless aftermath threatening Rowan,
her family, and Eli, a witness haunted by losses of his own. But when
tragedy strikes, shattering Rowan's world and destroying all she
thought was true, not even Eli can protect her from the devastation.
Her life now divided into Before and After, Rowan struggles to survive,
searching for answers and desperate to make sense of what remains. She
discovers that everyone grieves differently, though, and the path to love
and forgiveness isn't simple or straightforward. Will she carry
these emotional wounds with her forever, or, with Eli's help, can she
learn to trust, hope, and believe in happiness again?
Me Since You is Laura Wiess at her finest--a beautiful, gripping and
painfully honest examination of love, loss and a family in crisis.