Before You Go

Front Cover
Macmillan, Jul 17, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 201 pages
1 Review

The summer before his senior year, Jude (yes, he's named after the Beatles song) gets his first job, falls in love for the first time, and starts to break away from his parents. Jude's house is kept dark, and no one talks much—it's been that way since his little sister drowned in a swimming pool seven years ago when Jude was supposed to be watching her.

Now, Jude is finally, finally starting to live. Really live. And then, life spins out of control. Again.

Acclaimed author James Preller explores life, death, love, faith, and resilience in his first young adult novel that will grip readers from the book's dramatic first few pages to its emotional end.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
13
Section 4
18
Section 5
23
Section 6
36
Section 7
57
Section 8
66
Section 16
141
Section 17
143
Section 18
145
Section 19
150
Section 20
156
Section 21
158
Section 22
161
Section 23
165

Section 9
88
Section 10
94
Section 11
104
Section 12
116
Section 13
121
Section 14
128
Section 15
136
Section 24
167
Section 25
176
Section 26
189
Section 27
194
Section 28
201
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

James Preller is the author of several picture books and novels, including A Pirate's Guide to First Grade, Six Innings, and Bystander. Before You Go is his first work for young adults. He lives in Delmar, New York.