Annaleah and Brian shared something special - Annaleah is sure of it. When they were together, they didn't need anyone else. It didn't matter that their relationship was
secret. All that mattered was what they had with each other.
And then, out of nowhere, Brian dies. And while everyone else has their role in the grieving process, Annaleah finds herself living outside of it, unacknowledged and lonely.
How can you recover from a loss that no one will let you have?
In You Are Not Here, Samantha Schutz has written a startling novel of love and grief, death and recovery. It is a jarring reminder of how the things we love the most can be lost so quickly--and what must be done in the aftermath.
Samantha Schutz is the author of the acclaimed memoir I Don't Want to Be Crazy
, which was a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and a Voices of Youth Advocates Poetry Pick. You Are Not Here
was her first novel. Samantha lives and works in New York City as a children's book editor.