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A boy, a girl, an impoverished oil town, and a star-crossed romance saved by the fight for survival.

As the sun sets off the coast of the small California town of Orilla del Cielo, you can see the silhouettes of the oil rigs. Their shadows look jarring against the serene backdrop, their sharpness a reminder of unfulfilled promises. To Zach, they are a reminder of loss—his f
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Roaring Brook Press (first published 2019)
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Flor Méndez
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, digital
Me gustó el último 15%, pero hasta entonces me pareció una historia más. No es fea, pero no me voló la cabeza. Se lee rápido, tiene lindos personajes (Cece es la mejor de todas, lejos) pero deja varias cosas sin desarrollar (view spoiler).

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Beautiful bildungsroman that was unpredictable and heart-melting.
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Jason Gurley's bestselling self-published novel, Eleanor, was acquired by Crown Publishing and reissued in 2016. He's the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World, and other novels, among them Awake in the World, due in 2019 from Roaring Brook Press. He lives and writes in Scappoose, Oregon.