I'm Ashley. I write stuff.




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

“This book hurts so good. With three distinct narrators and lyrical prose, Ashley Woodfolk stakes her claim as a fresh new voice to follow in the world of young adult literature.

—Julie Murphy, author of Ramona Blue and Dumplin’

The Beauty that Remains is a stunning, heart-wrenching look at grief that will stay with you long after you put it down. Be prepared to be broken, be prepared to feel whole again.

—Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

The Beauty That Remains is haunting, heart-wrenching, and powerful. A tale of grief that grapples with what's next after you lose a loved one, this book will remind you to hold fast to those you love, share your heart while you have time, and find the music that makes this wild ride of life better. A tearjerker must-read for teens!

— Dhonielle Clayton, author of The Belles series and co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series

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.”