What you left behind
Jessica Verdi, the author of My Life After Nowand The Summer I Wasn't Me, returns with a heartbreaking and poignant novel of grief and guilt that reads like Nicholas Sparks for teens.
It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it's not like he's had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.
The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She's fun and energetic-and doesn't know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg's journals only stirs up old emotions. Ryden's convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can't let go of the past?
"Ryden's story is a moving illustration of how sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned to embrace the life you've been given. A strong, character-driven story that teen readers will love."-Carrie Arcos, National Book Award Finalist for Out of Reach
Level 4.3, 11 Points
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|Grouping Title||what you left behind|
|Grouping Author||verdi jessica|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-21 22:43:51PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-22 00:03:24AM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Richland Park - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Seventeen-year-old Ryden's life was changed forever when his girlfriend discovered she was pregnant and stopped chemotherapy, and now, raising Hope with his mother's help and longing for the father he never knew, he meets smart and sexy Joni and gains a new perspective.|
|isbn||9781492608745, 9781492608752, 9781492614401|
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|local_callnumber_catalog||YA Fiction Verdi|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000466806|Book|Books||English|Sourcebooks Fire,||361 pages ; 22 cm., overdrive:029d6912-655a-49dd-a0f9-7c0b51aa73cb|eBook|eBook||English|Sourcebooks|2015||
|subject_facet||Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Infants -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Teenage fathers -- Fiction|
|title_display||What you left behind|
|title_full||What You Left Behind, What you left behind / Jessica Verdi|
|title_short||What you left behind|
|topic_facet||Dating (Social customs), Fathers and daughters, Infants, Romance, Single-parent families, Teenage fathers, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature|