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This Side of Salvation — now available!
16-year-old David confronts his desires and his demons in this novel about what it means to be left behind—literally, figuratively, and spiritually—from the author of the Shade trilogy.
THIS SIDE OF SALVATION is impossible to pigeonhole. It’s a mystery, a love story, a tale of friendship, of prejudice, and of a family overcoming tragedy ... Jeri Smith-Ready has her finger on the pulse of American youth. — Printz Honor winner and NYT Bestseller Elizabeth Wein
[A] smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale...bringing to light issues of belief versus free will, spirit versus body, and family versus self. —Booklist, **Starred Review**
[A] frighteningly realistic story that delicately handles the issues of religion and family—an emotional mystery sure to be popular and perfect for discussion. —VOYA, **Highlighted (Starred) Review**
Reason, love and smart peers succeed in a captivating story of family heartbreak and religious intrigue. —Kirkus
Smith-Ready combines a thought-provoking exploration of faith with high-stakes family drama to create a page-turner with real heft. —Publishers Weekly
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Shine — The SHADE trilogy concludes!
When tragedy spikes a worldwide fear of ghosts, Aura will do anything to save her generation's freedom—and the life of the boy she loves.
Smith-Ready changes the world simply by changing our ability to see. — Publishers Weekly, starred review, on SHADE
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