A gritty, powerful debut that evokes The Outsiders. You won’t be able to look away.
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
A Texas Library Association TAYSHAS LIST Title

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Ash is a 2016 PEN Literary Award Winner
Ash is a 2016 PEN Literary Award Winner

Parsons adeptly takes on the teenage male perspective in her gritty debut. Parsons creates deeply felt characters. Tight plotting combined with raw voice and emotion will propel readers through this thriller. Keep an eye on Parsons.

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Brimming with heartbreak and humor, a palpable voice and a creativity rarely shown when tackling such a weighted plot line, A Chemical Distance somehow makes the darkest of darknesses shine bright.

Emily Arnold McCully, Katherine Paterson & Jason Reynolds - The 2016 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship