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Told from three diverse points of view, this story of life and love after loss is one Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, says “cuts deeply, and then wipes your tears away.” 


For the first time ever, I feel grateful for how many selfies you took, and I feel bad that I always teased you about being conceited. If I didn’t have hundreds of digital squares with you in them, I’m not sure how I’d remember to breathe. 


I liked the way he tried so hard to fix everything: leaky faucets, hurt feelings, his math grade. But I don’t think I knew that I liked him, at least not for sure, until he kissed me the first time. 


It’s weird to find out that Sasha had secrets, even from Mom— even from me. But as I look in the rearview mirror at Callie, who’s twisting her brown hair around her finger and looking through the window, I think maybe there are unknown parts of everyone. We’re all so much more than we seem. 


“Woodfolk’s debut cuts deeply, and then wipes your tears away. Wrenching, heartfelt, and vividly human.”

—Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
The Beauty That Remains burns warm and bright with the fires of loss, love, and longing, and hums with poetry and song. This is the sort of book that pieces a broken heart back together, stronger than before."

—Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King 
The Beauty That Remains is an emotional, must-read story of the way music connects us, the way tragedy threatens to break us apart, and the way life can change, for better or worse, in an instant.”