Article Title

The Start of Me and You


Aylea Stephens


Outstanding, Young Adult, Emery Lord, Teen Romance, Death, Grief, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


A year after Paige’s boyfriend Aaron died in a drowning accident, she is still trying to recover and feel normal again. Determined to change things, she makes a list of things she’s going to do during the school year to help herself move on: join a club, swim, make new friends, and date Ryan Chase, the boy she’d had a crush on before she dated Aaron. In the process of making new friends and joining a club, she befriends Ryan’s cousin Max and joins him in Quiz Bowl. As she progresses in some of her goals and struggles in others, her friends and family help her move on from grief