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All We Could Have Been

All We Could Have Been

TE Carter

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From TE Carter, All We Could Have Been is a powerful and heartbreaking look at the assumptions we make about people and how one person’s actions can affect everyone around them.

Five years ago, Lexi witnessed something that shattered her very core. To cope, she moves from town to town, desperate to hide the darkest of family secrets. In every location, she assumes a new name and flies under the radar as long as she can before anyone figures out who she is—who she’s related to.

Lexie now lives with her aunt, has minimal interaction with her parents, and has no communication with her brother. But the pain is always there.

After starting her newest school, all she wants is to just live life. But how can she when the past keeps threatening to drag her back?

Chapter One


Three men in unfortunately gray overalls stare at the wooden knight.

It hasn’t even been up for twenty-four hours. Yesterday they spent the better part of the afternoon trying to get it to stand up, despite the knight’s...

Praise for All We Could Have Been

"The first-person narrative beautifully portrays Lexi's depression, guilt, and uncertainty—it's an authentic and fully realistic teen voice."--Booklist

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TE Carter

TE Carter is the author of I Stop Somewhere. She was born in New England and has lived there for pretty much her entire life. Throughout her career, she’s done a lot of things, although her passion has always been writing.

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