Love has rules. So does grief. And Stella Wilde’s about to break them all.
Stella Wilde is secretly in love with the hottest guy in school, Isaac Calder. He seems to love her back, but there’s a problem – he already has a girlfriend, the gorgeous Grace Reyes.
When Isaac is killed in a car accident, the entire school is turned upside down with grief. And while Grace can mourn publicly, Stella has to hide her feelings to stop people from finding out about her and Isaac being more than friends.
But how long can Stella keep lying – to herself and everyone else? And when the truth finally comes out, how will it affect her newfound friendship with Grace?
— Winner: Griffith University Young Adult Book Award, QLD Literary Awards 2023
— 2023 CBCA Honour Book ‘Book of the Year: Older Readers’ category
— 2023 Readings Young Adult Prize shortlist
—Shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature
—Shortlisted for the Ampersand Prize