17 & Gone (Paperback)
Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these visions, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? Through Lauren’s search for clues, things begin to unravel, and when a brush with death lands Lauren in the hospital, a shocking truth changes everything.
With complexity and richness, Nova Ren Suma serves up a beautifully visual, fresh interpretation of what it means to be lost.
About the Author
Nova Ren Suma is the author of Imaginary Girls and Dani Noir, which was recently rereleased under the new title Fade Out. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and lives in New York City.
Praise for 17 & Gone:
“This is ingeniously crafted."
—BCCB, starred review
“Suma writes beautifully, drawing readers into Lauren’s story and her psyche with painstaking care until the story’s jolting conclusion.”
“A compelling, skillfully written page-turner.”
“An engrossing read."
“Suma’s exquisite sentence-level writing and fine eye for creepy detail are in abundant evidence.”
“Elegant, riveting, powerful, and poignant, this suspenseful, supernatural tale slips under the skin, inking out a haunting tapestry of menace and madness. Nova Ren Suma is, quite simply, a masterful storyteller and one of my favorite writers.”
—Libba Bray, Printz Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty
“17 & Gone is a sharply compelling story of what happens when we stop seeing what’s in front of us and start looking for what’s already gone. Intricately plotted and surreally imagined... Suma breaks reality and twists it back together in a devastating and beautiful new form.”
—Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy and Mind Games