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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781466872004232 Pages, Ages 14-18
Seven days after his mother dies in a sudden, senseless accident, seventeen-year-old Will embarks on a search for meaning that leads him to the great philosophers—Plato, Seneca, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche—and to Taryn, the beautiful girl he meets at his mother's wake. In Lia Hills's The Beginner's Guide to Living, Will is desperate to find, however he can, something authentic, something ultimate, something so true he would live or die for it. But is he willing to risk losing Taryn—losing everything--to seek the answers he craves?
She looks good for a corpse. Except she never wore green eye shadow, was never this still. Her rib cage has been cracked open—you can't see anything, it's all been cleaned up, but I can imagine them beneath her dress, the tracks...