This Place is Still Beautiful

Author:   XiXi Tian
Publisher:   Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN:  

9780241532614


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   09 June 2022
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 17 years
Format:   Paperback
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Two sisters. A shocking racist incident. The summer that will change both of their lives forever. Annalie and Margaret are sisters who agree on only one thing- that they have nothing in common. Nineteen-year-old Margaret is driven, ambitious, and keenly aware of social justice issues. She couldn't wait to leave their oppressive small hometown and take flight in New York. Meanwhile sweet, popular, seventeen-year-old Annalie can't think of anything worse - she loves their town, and feels safe coasting along in its confines. Until she arrives home one day to find a gut-punching racial slur painted on their garage door. Margaret immediately flies home, expecting to find her family up in arms - but she's shocked to learn they want to forget about it. Their mom is worried about what it might stir up, and Annalie just wants to have a 'normal' summer. Margaret and Annalie find their relationship hanging by a thread - and then, when it looks like the thrill of first love (Annalie) and lost love (Margaret) might bring them together. . . a crushing secret threatens to tear them apart forever.

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Author:   XiXi Tian
Publisher:   Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.255kg
ISBN:  

9780241532614


ISBN 10:   0241532612
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   09 June 2022
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 17 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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This book made me feel seen in a way that very few books ever have. * Misa Sugiura, author of This Time Will Be Different * [A]n exciting new voice in YA . . . this moving debut is not to be missed. * Nina LaCour, author of We Are Okay *


Tender and lovely, This Place is Still Beautiful tells the story of a family forced to face their town - and each other - in the wake of a crime that can't be ignored. XiXi Tian is an exciting new voice in YA, and this moving debut is not to be missed. * Nina LaCour, author of We Are Okay and Watch Over Me * Tian excavates the awkward, ugly truths we avoid, and exposes them with raw emotional honesty and grace. This book made me feel seen in a way that very few books ever have. I found myself nodding and saying, 'Yes, that's so true!' over and over again. * Misa Sugiura, author of This Time Will Be Different *


Author Information

Yuxi 'XiXi' Tian is an attorney at Google by day and a writer by night. She emigrated from China when she was a year old, and grew up in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, on which Margaret and Annalie's town is based. Before working at Google, Yuxi attended Harvard Law School, and for a brief period dabbled with the idea of becoming a literary agent. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and cat.

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