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Reader Meet Writer • Justin A. Reynolds

You are invited to attend an event in the Reader Meet Writer series with Justin A. Reynolds on August 20, 6:00 PM CST. To participate, please email events@ernestandhadleybooks.com or respond to the E&H Facebook event by Wednesday, August 19. We will then send you the Zoom link and passcode to participate. And it's all FREE. If you want to buy the book, it will be available on the E&H eCommerce website at 15% off on August 20 and 21 (hardcover only).

Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always, delivers another smart, funny, and powerful stand-alone YA contemporary novel, with a speculative twist in which Jamal’s best friend is brought back to life after a freak accident...but they only have a short time together before he will die again.
Jamal’s best friend, Q, doesn’t know he’s about to die...again.
He also doesn’t know that Jamal tried to save his life, rescuing him from drowning only to watch Q die later in the hospital. Even more complicated, Jamal and Q haven’t been best friends in two years—not since Jamal’s parents died in a car accident, leaving him and his sister to carry on without them. Grief swallowed Jamal whole, and he blamed Q for causing the accident.
But what if Jamal could have a second chance? An impossible chance that would grant him the opportunity to say goodbye to his best friend? A new health-care technology allows Q to be reanimated—brought back to life like the old Q again. But there’s a catch: Q will only reanimate for a short time before he dies...forever.
Jamal is determined to make things right with Q, but grief is hard to shake. And he can’t tell Q why he’s suddenly trying to be friends with him again. Because Q has no idea that he died, and Q’s mom is not about to let anyone ruin the miracle by telling him. How can Jamal fix his friendship with Q if he can’t tell him the truth?

Justin A. Reynolds has always wanted to be a writer. Opposite of Always, his debut novel, was an Indies Introduce selection and a School Library Journal Best Book, has been translated into seventeen languages, and is being developed for film with Paramount Players. He lives in northeast Ohio with his family. You can find him at www.justinareynolds.com.

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Address: 
1928 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1829
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748409
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

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