Hello friends, family, and fans,
I am so incredibly excited to tell you that my new book DAMAGED comes out TODAY!
I started writing it three summers ago while on a cross-country road trip with my husband, Brian, and just barely pregnant with my daughter Elouise. Kinsey and Hunter, the main characters in DAMAGED, visit many of the same places we came across on our route, and I hope you will take the journey with them.
Part ghost story, part epic road trip, and part reluctant love story, DAMAGED offers readers another piercing, poignant story full of emotional truth from author Amy Reed.
After Kinsey’s best friend Camille dies in a car accident during which Kinsey was driving, Kinsey shuts down, deciding that numbness is far better than mourning. All she wants during the last few weeks of high school is to be left alone, but Camille’s mysterious boyfriend, Hunter–who was also in the car that night–has different ideas.
Despite all of Kinsey’s efforts, she can’t outrun Camille, who begins haunting her dreams. Sleep deprived and on the verge of losing it, Kinsey runs away with Hunter to San Francisco. As they drive across the country, trying to escape both the ghost of Camille and their own deep fears, Kinsey questions all she once believed about her friendship with Camille. Hunter, meanwhile, falls into a spiral of alcoholism, anger, and self-loathing. Ultimately, Kinsey and Hunter must come to terms with what they’ve lost and accept that they can’t outrun pain.
Publisher’s Weekly called DAMAGED a “thoughtful portrait of survivor’s guilt and road trip story about taking the risk of shedding one’s past,” and Kirkus called it “haunting, in more ways than one.” School Library Journal said it is a “striking novel” that offers a “well-plotted and excellently written meditation on grief, loss, and the power of new beginnings.”
I am honored to share my book with you, and I hope you enjoy it. You can purchase it at your local bookstore or online at places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, my local independent bookstore Malaprop’s, and many other retailers. If your local bookstore doesn’t have it, please request that they order it!
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