Signs of You (Hardcover)
Signs of You was fun, but what I loved most about it was how it highlighted the importance of forgiveness and friendship.— Alyssa, Teen Reviewer
Four friends, connected with each other because they each lost someone very close to them. One of their fathers (who is dead), a professor, found a long lost relic. When they each touched it, they started seeing the one person that they had lost. The perfect blend between real-life fiction and a bit of the paranormal to keep the reader guessing. The story was heart felt, with characters who are dealing with the loss of someone they loved deeply, making it easy to connect with them. Emily France has beautifully described all the emotions that go with the loss of a loved one, and she explores just how much someone is willing to go for their one last chance at redemption. She has created characters that are very much human, showing that grief can be blinding. This book kept me engaged with the mystery and had me crying by the end.— Alina, TC Teen Advisory Board member
Ever since Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her survival has depended on her other family: the quirky kids she met in a grief support group at school. Jay, Kate, and Noah are the only people who understand her pain; each lost a loved one. When Riley sees her dead mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears post-traumatic stress--until Jay and Kate report similar visions. Noah, having seen nothing, withdraws. Soon he disappears, and Riley fears the worst. But the frantic search for him unexpectedly draws Riley and the other two into a mystery surrounding a centuries-old relic and the clues it might offer about the afterlife. By reaching for the ones who are gone, Riley uncovers hidden truths about those she hasn't yet lost.
About the Author
Emily France graduated from Brown University before going to law school. She finds creative inspiration in all things spiritual, from 4 a.m. vigils to trekking to the Buddhist and Hindu temples of India. She now writes full-time and lives with her husband and dog in sunny Colorado. She is also the author of the forthcoming YA book Zen and Gone. Visit her online at www.emilyfrancebooks.com or on Twitter @EmilyFranceBook.