From the critically acclaimed creator of Anything But Typical comes a “tense…and thought-provoking” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) take a look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and how that day impacted the lives of four middle schoolers.
Ask someone: September 11, 2001, was once serene and lovely, a perfect day—until a plane struck the World Trade Center.
But at this time this can be a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going about their lives. Sergio, who lives in Brooklyn, is struggling to come to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves. Will’s father is gone, too, killed in a car twist of fate that has left the circle of relatives reeling. Naheed has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school she’s getting funny looks as a result of the head scarf she wears. Aimee is starting a new school in a new city and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business.
These four don’t know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. Award-winning creator Nora Raleigh Baskin weaves together their stories into an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day—the day our world changed without end.