Lovely, Dark and Deep
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


“The story of Wren’s overwhelming grief and fragile new love is truthful, poetic and unflinchingly raw. An emotional and deeply insightful read.”
E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List and the Printz Honor and National Book Award Finalist The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

“In achingly beautiful prose, Amy McNamara has written a story of grief and bravery and hope that has the power to both haunt and heal. LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP is a masterful debut.”
Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments

Lovely, Dark and Deep earns each one of its title’s adjectives…I'll keep this book on my shelf, and return to its riches again and again.”
Laura Kasischke, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains

“McNamara makes the most of the stark setting, taking readers and Wren on long runs through woods and along the coastal rocks…Wren’s quiet emergence from despair rings true.”
Kirkus Reviews

ABC/ABA Fall 2012 New Voices pick

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