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From a Waterfall

You will see the world through Jess's eyes, a fourteen-year-old girl who is attempting to find herself while creating a divide between the world of her family and that of her friends. Often poetic, her words paint a picture of how she sees each situation and person in her life. Life can be complicated, but the only thing she needs to survive are her best friends.Singing their way through life, four best friends rely on each other in order to survive the difficulties that come with high school, family dynamics, addiction, jealousy, and first love. Set in 1998, this coming of age story follows Jess, Lily, Thomas, and Nicole—these four quirky teens—as they attempt to navigate through all of their problems together, while counting on music and each other to get them through each day.With music as the soundtrack to their lives, these four friends will captivate you with their boisterous laughter for seemingly ordinary circumstances and their wisdom to deal with difficult situations that are way beyond their years. Although these teens participate and immerse themselves into '90s teen culture, it is their ability to support each other through life that is at the forefront of this story. You will fall in love with these teens, while simultaneously shaking your head at many of their risky decisions, as they all just attempt to survive life while incessantly quoting their favorite songs.

--Jill Arland



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