They say it’s best to be yourself. Debatable.
by Teresa Richards
Evernight Teen, June 2023
(via KT Literary)
A coming-of-age novel that explores reinvention and self-acceptance in the wake of online harassment, set against the skater culture of Seattle. Sixteen-year-old cheerleader Aspen lives a runner-up type of life, but the spotlight finally hits her when scandalous pictures of her go viral. Rathen than endure the cruelty of her classmates, Aspen ditches school and straps on some roller skates.
Teresa Richards is an Award-winning and Amazon-bestselling author of Young Adult fiction. She’s a member of SCBWI and the Storymakers Guild, and works part-time as an orthodontic assistant. She lives in Kentucky with her family and divides her time between her own teens, the teens she puts braces on, and the fictional teens that populate her novels.