There’s not a single canned emotion to be found; each boy’s pain is visceral and true to his character. Readers will be hard-pressed to find a more realistic portrait of friends finding themselves while losing one another. A rare study of growing pains that gives equal weight to humor and hardship.
— kirkus, starred review

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I write about beautifully flawed people, because those are the people I know. If you want only happy endings, then I'm definitely not the author for you. I am a novelist, bartender, mother of three freeloading kids, and, apparently, the only person on the planet who reads in the shower. I am the author of SWAY and BREAKAWAY. The forthcoming THE BOY WHO KILLED GRANT PARKER will be released in September 2016, also from St. Martin's Press. Follow me on Twitter at katwritesbooks and Instagram at katwrites or follow my playlists on Spotify at katbooks.