You Were Here


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$15.99  $14.87
Sourcebooks Fire
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Cory McCarthy [he/they] is the acclaimed, bestselling author of five released children's books and just as many forthcoming titles. His books have been translated into several languages and have appeared on the Bank Street, Barnes and Noble, Book Riot, and Tor best books list, as well the Amelia Bloomer list of feminist children's fiction. Their upcoming titles include a middle grade trilogy and nonfiction picture book. They teach at Vermont College of Fine Arts and, like many of their characters, are a member of the LGBTQ+ community.


""You Were Here" is wrenchingly beautiful in its honest and achingly accurate portrayal of grief and how it breaks us--and the way unconditional friendship puts us back together." - Jo Knowles, award-winning author of See You At Harry's and Read Between the Lines "
"Through razor-sharp wit, no-holds-barred momentum, and heart-wrenching twists, Cori McCarthy dares you to climb through the broken, abandoned wreckage of the past, stand on the edge of the world, and face something even scarier: the truth.
" - K.A. Barson, author of 45 Pounds (More or Less and Charlotte Cuts it Out
"The topic of urban exploration and the inclusion of graphic novel style chapters will appeal to teens" - School Library Journal
"The mix of forms as well as the insights each character gleans through their urban explorations render this book both readable and teachable on multiple levels." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Readers who appreciate stories of searching for personal truths will be happy to join this meaningful quest for identity and independence." - Booklist
"A beautiful coming-of-age story, this book will leave readers thinking about it long after they close it." - VOYA Magazine, a VOYA Best Book
"A skillful blend of storytelling, emotion, and adrenaline-fueled daring" - Publishers Weekly