The Song of Us

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The Song of Us

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This stunning debut and wholly original queer middle grade novel-in-verse retelling of “Orpheus and Eurydice” adds a new chorus to the songs of great love, perfect for fans of Other Words for Home and Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World.

Love at first sight isn’t a myth. For seventh graders Olivia and Eden, it’s fate. Olivia is a capital-P Poet, and Eden thinks she wants to be a musician one day, but for now she’s just the new girl. And then Eden shows up to Poetry Club and everything changes.

Eden isn’t out, and she has rules for dating Olivia: don’t call. Don’t tell her friends. And don’t let anyone know they’re together.

But when jealousy creeps in, it’s Olivia’s words that push Eden away. While Eden sets out to find herself, Olivia begins a journey to bring Eden back—using poetry. Both Olivia and Eden will learn just how powerful their words can be to bring them together . . . or tear them apart forever.

Kate Fussner (she/her) is a novelist, teacher, and accidental poet living in Massachusetts with her wife and dramatic dog. When not reading or writing, Kate can be found spending time with her family, baking, or singing her favorite musicals. Kate believes in the power of a good laugh and a good cry, and hopes her stories will provide readers with both.

ISBN: 9780063256941

ISBN-10: 9780063256941

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Publication Date: 05/30/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/30/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse

Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman

Juvenile Fiction / LGBTQ+

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Relationships

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Peer Pressure