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Where You'll Find Me by Natasha Friend. 262 p. Farrar Straus & Giroux, March, 2016. 9780374302306.
Publisher synopsis: The first month of school, thirteen-year-old Anna Collette finds herself. . . .
First Line: I used to think your friends were your friends no matter what, but that's not how it works.
Page 56: She bought paint. She took all the art off the walls. She moved the furniture into he middle of each room. I was excited because my room was going to be green, harmony and stability, and because I would get to use the paint roller. My father was not excited. He thought the whole thing was a GD shit storm. He said my mother would never finish and he would have to clean up the GD mess.
I sigh into the phone.
Cover love here! Plus the back sports an impressive blurb by Judy Blume; but even without the great first impression, I adore Anna's voice.