The Half-Life of Love (Hardcover)

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The Half-Life of Love (Hardcover)

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"In The Half-Life of Love, Brianna Bourne offers us a moving and enthralling story that reminds us that love lights our way as we all travel in death’s shadow." --Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of In the Wild Light and The Serpent King

Flint Larsen has 41 days, 9 hours, and 42 minutes to live. He’s known exactly when he’s going to die since he was eight years old and half-lifed, a small twinge that tells a person when they’ve lived half their life. From that moment, Flint’s done everything he can to make his death more bearable. Cutting off all his friends, refusing to eat his favorite foods, reading only the most depressing literature by long-dead writers. He plans to spend his final days back in his hometown with his parents, quietly waiting to die.

But then he meets September Harrington, an utter explosion of brilliance and fun, and all his plans fly out the window. September has dedicated herself to curing the half-life, landing a coveted internship at the world-renowned Half-Life Institute. She has her own past that she’s refusing to deal with, choosing instead to spend her nights living it up with her friends and her days deep in the lab, where she’s working to find a cure.

When their worlds collide, it feels like the start of an epic, once-in-a-lifetime love. Only Flint can’t bring himself to tell September he’s dying, and September’s keeping secrets too. The closer they get, the less time they have together and the more their secrets threaten to destroy everything. Can September and Flint save each other, or are their days numbered from the start?

Brianna Bourne is author of The Half-Life of Love and You & Me at the End of the World. When she’s not writing, she works as a stage manager for ballet companies around the world. Originally from Texas, Brianna grew up in Indonesia and Egypt and now lives in England with her husband and their two daughters. You can find out more about her at briannabournebooks.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9781338712667
ISBN-10: 1338712667
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English

Praise for The Half-Life of Love

"In The Half-Life of Love, Brianna Bourne offers us a moving and enthralling story that reminds us that love lights our way as we all travel in death’s shadow." --Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of In the Wild Light and The Serpent King

"Every once in a while, you read a book so perfectly devastating that the only thing to do is shove it into the hands of all your friends and beg them, 'READ THIS.' This is that book. Flint and September’s unique story is filled with the kind of joy and heartache that reminds you what it is to be human, to love, to grieve, and--best of all--the kind that reminds you why you read to begin with." --Ashley Schumacher, author of Amelia Unabridged

Praise for You & Me at the End of the World

"An altogether lovely book about human connection and taking second chances--even when they might come on the heels of an apocalypse. A stellar debut." -- Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of A Million Junes and Beach Read

"A nuanced exploration of loneliness and isolation, You & Me at the End of the World is about making connections with other humans and how extreme circumstances can connect us in extraordinary ways." --Marisa Reichardt, author of A Shot at Normal

"Romance fans will thrill to the slow smolder of their drawn-out attraction, which twists and turns its way through psychological drama..." -- Kirkus Reviews