Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined (Hardcover)

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Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined (Hardcover)


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The perfect read for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, this is the story of a girl who must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams.


Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music.
Ingrid is on a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: addicts, runaways, and her. She’s fighting to survive crushing humiliations, physical challenges that push her to her limits, and mind games that threaten to break her.
When the curtain fell on Margot-Sophia’s singing career, they buried the past and settled into a small, painfully normal life. But Ingrid longed to let the music soar again. She wanted it so much that, for a while, nothing else mattered.
Ingrid is never going to make it through this summer if she can’t figure out why she’s here . . . and why the music really stopped.
Danielle Younge-Ullman (danielleyoungeullman.com) studied English and Theater at McGill University in Montreal, then worked as professional actor for ten years. This was character-building time during which she held a wild variety of acting and non-acting jobs—everything from working on the stage and in independent films, to dubbing English voices for Japanese TV, to temping, to teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband and two daughters in an old house in Toronto that's constantly being renovated. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleYUllman.

Product Details ISBN: 9780425287590
ISBN-10: 0425287599
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English
Selected for the American Library Association's 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults List

"Outstanding."—School Library Journal

* "An emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel."—Quill & Quire, starred review

"An elegant, humorous tearjerker."—The Guardian

"Ultimately a book about complicated family relationships and depression, this will speak to fans of Sarah Dessen."—Booklist

"Ingrid is an authentic, fully developed character, and her adventures and insights will keep readers riveted to the page."—VOYA

"An honest examination of the messy pain inherent in breaking away from a parent."—The Globe and Mail

"Younge-Ullman's subtle approach to narrative pacing allows readers to accompany Ingrid on her journey to fully confront and accept her past as she discovers her own true voice."—Kirkus Reviews

"This compelling story about love, loss, and self-discovery took every one of my emotions on a beautiful journey. I loved it."—Kasie West, author of The Fill-In Boyfriend

"Absolutely compelling! A heart-pounding wilderness adventure set against a deeply moving personal journey. You’ll cheer Ingrid on every single step of the way."—Teresa Toten, author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

"A gorgeous novel about mothers and daughters, the wilderness that rages both inside and outside of us—and how the past composes the future. Brave, beautiful and so, so compelling."—Caroline Leavitt, author of the New York Times bestsellers Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You