We Are All So Good at Smiling

Amber McBride


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We Are All So Good at Smiling by McBride, Amber
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They Both Die at the End meets The Bell Jar in this haunting, beautiful young adult novel-in-verse about clinical depression and healing from trauma, from National Book Award Finalist Amber McBride.

Whimsy is back in the hospital for treatment of clinical depression. When she meets a boy named Faerry, she recognizes they both have magic in the marrow of their bones. And when Faerry and his family move to the same street, the two start to realize that their lifelines may have twined and untwined many times before.

They are both terrified of the forest at the end of Marsh Creek Lane.

The Forest whispers to Whimsy. The Forest might hold the answers to the part of Faerry he feels is missing. They discover the Forest holds monsters, fairy tales, and pain that they have both been running from for 11 years.

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: 01/10/2023
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.8lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.80w x 1.80d
ISBN: 9781250780386
Age: Young Adult

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2022
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2022 - Book Of Special Distinction
Publishers Weekly 11/21/2022
School Library Journal 01/01/2023 pg. 76
Booklist 01/01/2023 pg. 67
Shelf Awareness 01/13/2023
BookPage 01/01/2023

About the Author
Amber McBride estimates she reads about 100 books a year. Her work has been published in literary magazines including Ploughshares and Provincetown Arts. Her debut young adult novel, Me (Moth) was a finalist for the National Book Award, and won the 2022 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, among many other accolades. She is a professor of creative writing at University of Virginia, and lives in Charlottesville, Virgina. Find her on Twitter: @ambsmcbride.