Coming January 15th, 2013

Walden Award Finalist
Best Book of the Year (Kirkus Reviews and Barnes + Noble)

"Headley's finely crafted novel traces a teen's uncharted quest to find beauty...Rewarding."
Publishers Weekly *starred* review

"Look out, Sarah Dessen. You may have met your match."
Kirkus *starred* review

"A finely crafted, artfully written journey of self-discovery, self-actualization, and love."

Booklist *starred* review
Washington State Book Award finalist
New York State Award finalist
Oregon State Readers Choice Award finalist
Indiana State Book Award finalist
Illinois State Book Award finalist

Junior Library Guild Premier Selection

"If Syrah were a real person, we could snowboard together
 and then pump up the world with inspiring things."
Hannah Teter, Olympic Gold Medalist

"Headley crafts a tale that will stand out in the crowd by offering a good dose of girl power and an intriguing family backstory." 
 Publishers Weekly

"Lucid language and a convincing, feisty narrator."

Asian Pacific American Award for Literature

The International Reading Association Notable Book
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
Borders Original Voices nominee

"Headley makes an impressive debut with this witty, intimate novel...
lively, first-person narrative punctuated with creative word play…. "
Publishers Weekly *starred* review