Through to You (Hardcover)
July 2012 Indie Next List
“This stunning debut is centered on the 'what if' thinking everyone has been guilty of at some point in their lives. For Camdem Pike, the list of 'what ifs' goes on and on. What if he hadn't given up on football? What if his parents hadn't split up? And, most importantly, what if his girlfriend, Viv, who helped him through all of this, hadn't died? Little does Cam know, the answers to all of those questions are about to be answered. This clever book will make you think and keep you turning pages right up to its shocking conclusion.”
— Nikole Bonacorsi, The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the meds wore off. And now, he'd give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv's deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn't Viv.
The apparition's name is Nina, and she's not a ghost. She's a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can't believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn't the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he's forced to choosestay with Viv or let her gobefore the window closes between them once and for all.
About the Author
Emily Hainsworth was raised in upstate New York and currently resides in Denver with her husband and daughter.
“Hainsworth’s debut novel is fresh, exciting, and haunting … The well-developed characters help readers make an immediate emotional connection that results in a personal investment in the outcome of the story …. a must-have for any classroom or library shelf.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“Smart, singular, and utterly compelling—I loved it!”
-Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of THE REPLACEMENT
“THROUGH TO YOU is a page-turning read. I lost hours of sleep because I just had to finish it!”
-Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME