The Ones We're Meant to Find


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$18.99  $17.66
Roaring Brook Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Joan He was born and raised in Philadelphia but still will, on occasion, lose her way. At a young age, she received classical instruction in oil painting before discovering that stories were her favorite kind of art. She studied psychology and Chinese history at the University of Pennsylvania and currently writes from a desk overlooking the city waterfront. She is the author of Descendant of the Crane, her young adult debut novel.


An instant New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
2022 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
2022 Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction - Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List

This book doesn't hold your hand. It shoves you into the abyss, and trusts that you will find your way back, and every step is worth it. Joan He is charting an ambitious new course in fiction, and I will follow her anywhere she goes. - V. E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gallant and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

I fell in love... Joan He's words will stay with you long after the final page. - Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skyhunter

A strange, clever, and startlingly original world. Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil

This is sci-fi at its best: floating cities, kindness and desert islands! Lauren James, author of The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker

An intricate, well-paced rumination on human nature, choice, and consequence. - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Exhilarating and heartbreaking... This fast-paced sf tale is sure to linger. - Booklist

A stunning and compelling novel full of twists and an emotional pull that will make readers want to finish it in one go. - BuzzFeed

An intriguing foray into a devastating future--and yet one where hope abides. - Kirkus

Mind-bending. -Common Sense Media

An instant bestseller, and with its twisty sci-fi plot ... it's not hard to see why. - Country Living, AAPI Month Recs

One of the most twisty and engaging page-turner YAs you'll read this year. -Culturess

A gorgeous cover heralds this story of sisterly love and environmental disaster. -Den of Geek, May Roundup

A twisty young adult novel in the vein of E. Lockhart's critically acclaimed We Were Liars., AAPI Month Recs

Tender, heart-wrenching and frightening, this one will stay with you. -Ms. Magazine, May Roundup

Stunning. -Nerdist

Explores the pressing question of who deserves to survive in a world we are destroying. -NPR Books

Breathtaking. -PopSugar, Best YA Books of May

Sharp, devastating, and brimming with invigorating questions., Review

At turns whimsical and gut-wrenching... He grafts deep moral and ethical questions to a page-turning premise, making this sci-fi standalone an excellent book club selection. - School Library Journal

A melancholy, heartbreaking story. . . Beautifully written. - The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books (BCCB), recommended