Book Tour: Alone Together by Sarah J. Donovan

Alone Together

by Sarah J. Donovan

Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction

Release Date: May 1st 2018

Summary:

Sadie Carter’s life is a mess, as wavy and tangled as her unruly hair. At 15, she is barely surviving the chaos of her large Catholic family. When one sister becomes pregnant and another is thrown out, her unemployed dad hides his depression, and her mom hides a secret. Sadie, the peacekeeper and rule-follower, has had enough. The empty refrigerator, years of hand-me-downs, and all the secrets have to stop. She longs for something more and plans her escape.

However, getting arrested was not her plan. Falling in love was not her plan. With the help of three mysterious strangers—a cop, a teacher, and a cute boy—maybe Sadie will find the strength to defy the rules and do the unexpected.

Told in verse, Sarah J. Donovan’s debut Alone Together has secrets, romance, struggle, sin, and redemption, all before Sadie blows out her 16 candles. It’s a courageously honest look at growing up in a big family.

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Excerpt

1 2     AL ON E TO GE THE R

A LW AY S H O M E

Dad does not have a job.

Fired five years ago,

he

delivered packages

until he didn’t,

remodeled a neighbor’s basement,

which is still not finished,

designed a truck

that already exists.

So he is making a wooden canoe

in the garage

to one day drift on rivers of bliss, only

while he’s been at “work,”

one through six have already departed, and seven through eleven are

making

plans

to

abandon

ship

(or canoe).

About the Author

Sarah J. Donovan is the author of Alone Together and Genocide Literature in Middle and Secondary Classrooms. A junior high English teacher by day and college education professor by night, she spends every other moment reading young adult novels and writing. She lives with her husband in Downers Grove, Illinois in a condo so she can write instead of mowing the lawn or shoveling snow. When she is not teaching, reading, or writing, she can be found playing sand volleyball with amazing Chicagoland women. (Yes, even in the winters.) You can see all her “shelfies”on Instagram @donovan_sd or tweet @MrsSJDonovan.

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