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I'm Not Missing

Carrie Fountain

Award-wining poet Carrie Fountain's YA debut delivers a tender and funny story about love, loss and ambition. When her mother abandoned her as a child, Miranda Black found comfort and safety in her friendship with Syd who wore her motherlessness like a badge of honor. But during her senior year, Syd unexpectedly ran away leaving only a note: "I'm gone. I'm not missing." Grieving and confused, Miranda is left to figure out why she left, where she is and if their friendship is even worth saving. She's also forced to step out from behind Syd’s enormous shadow. As a result, Miranda discovers the many secrets her friend was hiding and stumbles into her first relationship with the most unlikely boy in school.