Where You See Yourself

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$19.99  $18.59
Scholastic Press
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Claire Forrest is a novelist and essayist who holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Where You See Yourself is based on her lived experience as a wheelchair user who has cerebral palsy. As an undergraduate at Grinnell College, she was a consultant for the Disability Services and Admissions offices, working directly to address the concerns of incoming college students with disabilities and their families. She now lives in Minneapolis, where when she's not writing, she spends her time swimming and planning where to travel next. Find out more about her on Instagram and Twitter at @claire4est.

Praise for Where You See Yourself:

"An absolutely necessary and affirming addition to YA shelves." -- BuzzFeed Books

"An effervescent, emotional story with all the makings of an instant YA classic." -- Bookpage

★ "Affirming, uplifting, and thoughtful." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "A refreshing and empowering debut. Via upbeat and honest prose, Forrest expertly communicates one wheelchair user's challenges of navigating an ableist world. Pitch-perfect rom-com moments bursting with dry humor balance mature reflections on relationships, personal agency, and disability advocacy." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Funny, true, and tender, this is a beautiful and resonant debut." -- Nina LaCour, Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay

"Big hearted and beautiful. I'd follow Effie anywhere." -- Elana K. Arnold, National Book Award finalist author of What Girls are Made Of

"A sweet, moving, and triumphant story about finding your voice and the power of taking up space in a world that doesn't always see you." -- Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of The Voting Booth

"A sweet coming-of-age romance that perfectly captures the impatient nostalgia of senior year and the love story between a girl and her future, Where You See Yourself will have your heart bang-snapping, melting, and dropping into your butt." -- Anna Meriano, author of This Is How We Fly and It Sounds Like This

"Forrest's triumphant, warm-hearted, and romantic debut takes ableism to task while celebrating both learning and fighting for what you deserve. I cheered, I cried, I fist-pumped." -- Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer

"Heartfelt, wry, and unputdownable, Where You See Yourself is a must-read." -- Nicole Kronzer, author of Unscripted

"Hilarious and heartfelt, Where You See Yourself is a book I needed as a disabled high school senior. What a gift Forrest has given readers." -- Lillie Lainoff, author of One for All

"A beautiful portrayal of disability and going after your dreams. Where You See Yourself is equal parts relatable, romantic, and necessary." -- Melissa See, author of You, Me, and Our Heartstrings