What Goes Up


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$17.99  $16.55
Greenwillow Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Christine Heppermann has been a reviewer and columnist for the Horn Book magazine since 1996. She has also reviewed children's and young adult books for the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the San Antonio Express News, and many other publications. She lives with her family, and pet chickens, in Chicago, Illinois.


"Like the mycelial networks growing for miles underground, this sharply observed, often slyly funny free-verse novel runs deep, tackling the secrets that break through the surface of our lives, threatening to poison everything."--Laura Ruby, two-time National Book Award finalist and author of Bone Gap
"Intricately wrought yet deceptively simple, Christine Heppermann's What Goes Up is a tender, heartbreaking investigation of the long-reaching effects of betrayal."--Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor book Damsel
"Visceral and poignant, What Goes Up examines the fallout of bad decisions, while avoiding judgement."--Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Heroine
"Heppermann's spare, short verses, with precise attention to line length and spacing, smoothly weave together art and biology . . . [A] story about pain, connection, and forgiveness."--Horn Book Magazine
"Framed by the aftermath of a momentous party . . . this novel in verse traces the origins of Jorie's problems, showing readers how they mushroom into more than she can handle alone. Jorie tells her story through short, light poetry that often plays with form. . . . Nuanced and thought-provoking . . . Suitable for . . . readers drawn to the intersection of science and art."--School Library Journal
Heppermann uses verse to deconstruct and build up plot points in a skilled manner and keeps the pacing interesting and unpredictable. . . . A quick and engaging read.--Kirkus Reviews
"Heppermann's verse is clear and accessible, laced with humor and teen self-deprecation. Jorie is a delight. . . . At times, she makes her point with delicious subtlety, while at others, she gets right in the reader's face. . . . [An] engaging, provocative narrative.--Booklist