A novel, based on a New York Times' Modern Love column, based on a story told at The Moth, based on my terrible teenage years.
Before her older sister, Ginny, died, Carrie was a science nerd, obsessively tracking her beloved Vira comet. But now that Ginny is gone, sixteen-year-old Carrie finds herself within the orbit of Ginny’s friends, a close-knit group of seniors who skip school, obsess over bands (not science), and party hard.
Fed up with Carrie’s behavior, her father enrolls her in a summer work camp at a local state park. Carrie actually likes the days spent in nature. And when she meets Dean, a guy who likes the real Carrie—astrophysics obsessions and all—she starts to get to the heart of who she is and who she wants to be
Praise for LOST STARS:
★ "[A] moving real-life problem novel...Fans of Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park and Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower will dig this book."—School Library Journal
★ "Lost Stars is a novel for anyone who's every grappled with their own place in the universe." —PopSugar, Best YA of 2016
★ “Davis makes the 1980s shine…[and] makes interesting connections between science and teen angst.”—Kirkus Reviews
★ “Carrie may indeed be ‘lost,’ but every reader will find themselves in her as she stumbles through this sharp, aching, and finely-observed coming of age story.”—Una LaMarche, author of Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer
★ “Set to the wistful backdrop of the stars and the blasting beat of the '80s, this novel is a triumph.” —Kate Hattemer, author of The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy
★ “Lost Stars the rare novel that successfully captures the complexities of family, friendship, and love in equal measure.”—Cristina Moracho, author of Althea & Oliver
★ "Davis does a masterful job of plumbing the depths of Carrie's porcupine heart, evoking an era that may help today's kids to understand their parents, and painting a spot-on portrait of a family nuked by grief. "—Chronogram
The LOST STARS Spotify playlist!