Girl Unmoored

A Novel

Winner YA Fiction Moonbeam Book Award 2012
Winner Cross-Genre Fiction Next Generation Indie Awards 2012
Winner Teen Fiction International Book Awards 2012

Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. It’s 1985 and her mom has passed away, her evil stepmother is pregnant, and her best friend has traded her in for a newer model. Fortunately, she’s about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus—the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ, Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike (no one should look that much like Jesus unless they can perform a miracle or two), but suddenly he’s everywhere. Until one day, she’s stuck in church with him—of all places. And then something happens; Apron’s broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she’s been adrift.

Mike and his grumpy boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store, Apron’s world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad’s secret, coming of age becomes almost too much to bear. She’s forced to see things the adults around her fail to—like what love really means and who is paying too much for it.

Author: Jennifer Gooch Hummer

Publication Date: November 23, 2013

Description

Maine Literary Awards
Winner YA Fiction Moonbeam Book Award 2012
YA Mature Issues Indie Excellence Awards 2012
Winner Cross-Genre Fiction Next Generation Indie Awards 2012
Winner YA Fiction Paris Book Festival Award 2012
Winner YA Fiction San Francisco Book Festival Award 2012

Winner Teen Fiction International Book Awards 2012
Finalist Best New Book Next Generation Indie Awards 2012
Finalist Chick-Lit Fiction International Book Awards 2012
Finalist YA Fiction Reader Views Kids Award Winner
Best Teen/YA Book of the Year
2012 Reader Views Winner
Best Teen/YA Fiction 2012 Foreword Book of The Year Finalist
YA Fiction 2012

“…the undiscovered young-adult novel of the summer.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“Love, loss, and the coming of age of one remarkable girl blaze through this haunting debut like a shooting star you’d wish upon. It’s tough and tender, funny and smart, and it frankly took my breath away. I loved it.”
– Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

About the Author

Jennifer Gooch Hummer is the author of Girl Unmoored which has won more than a dozen awards for Young Adult, Teen and Cross-Genre fiction, including a Bronze for YA Fiction-Mature Issues from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Girl Unmoored was named a Finalist in the 2013 Maine Literary Awards. Jennifer has worked as a script analyst for various agencies and major film studios. Her short stories have been published in Miranda Magazine, Our Stories, Glimmer Train, and Fish. Jennifer lives in Southern California and Maine with her husband and their three daughters.

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