The Chance You Won't Return
In this engaging work from debut author Cardi, high school junior Alex Winchester seems to be a typical teenager, but she is struggling to hold her life together. Her mother suffers from a delusional disorder, believing that she's the long-missing Amelia Earhart. After a brief stay in the hospital, her mom returns home, her delusion intact, and treats her daughter as a fellow aviator. Alex tries to keep her new reality from her friends at school including her boyfriend, Jim Wiley. As her mother’s illness becomes more intense, Alex is worried that Amelia is planning her final flight from which she may never return.