Shaun David Hutchinson is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried, The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, At the Edge of the Universe, and We Are the Ants. He also edited the anthologies Violent Ends and Feral Youth and wrote the memoir Brave Face, which chronicles his struggles with depression and coming out during his teenage years. He lives in Seattle, where he enjoys drinking coffee, yelling at the TV, and eating cake. Visit him at ShaunDavidHutchinson.com or on Twitter @ShaunieDarko.
2016 Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year A 2017 ALA Top Ten Rainbow List Title "A beautiful, masterfully told story by someone who is at the top of his craft." -Lambda Literary "Unfailingly dramatic and crackling with characters who become real upon the page." -Booklist, starred review "Bitterly funny, with a ray of hope amid bleakness." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Hints of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five... Highly recommended." -School Library Journal, starred review "Hutchinson has crafted an unflinching portrait of the pain and confusion of young love and loss." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "Wonderfully written... bracingly smart and unusual." -Shelf Awareness, starred review