A page-turning, evocative novel for fans of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY and SPEAK, about a girl who must follow a trail of mysterious clues to discover what happened to her sister.
Sisters Leo and Paris Hollings have only ever had each other to rely on. They can't trust their mother, who hops from city to city and from guy to guy, or their gambler stepfather, who's moved them all to Las Vegas. It's just the two of them: Paris, who's always been the dreamer, and Leo, who has a real future in mind - going to Stanford, becoming a doctor, falling in love.
But Leo isn't going anywhere yet...until Paris ditches her at the Heartbreak Hotel Diner, where moments before they had been talking with physics student Max Sullivan. Outside, Leo finds a cryptic note from Paris - a clue. Is it some kind of game? Where is Paris, and why has she disappeared?
When Leo reluctantly accepts Max's offer of help, the two find themselves following a string of clues through Vegas and beyond. But the search for the truth is a not a straight line. And neither is the path to secrets Leo and Max hold tightly.
What the Critics are Saying:
"An intricate guessing game of sisterly devotion, romance, and quiet desperation." - School Library Journal
"Fast-paced with intriguing teen characters, a budding relationship and a bit of mystery - curiosity will keep those pages turning." - Kirkus - Read the full review here!
"A compelling page turner - the perfect mix of heart-stopping plot and memorable characters - fully formed, flawed, and worth cheering for. A road trip story, a mystery, and a romance, along with Preble's pitch perfect descriptions of place and you've got a real winner. I couldn't put it down." - Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice
"Joy Preble's signature style-breakneck pace, whip-sharp dialogue and sly humor - is the perfect fit for this ride-or-die novel of Leonora and Max. An inspiring story of lost souls, and the hope and compassion that must piece together a family long exiled and devastated by secrets." - Adele Griffin, author of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
"Preble skillfully paces the quest as her character development gently unfolds along the desert highway." - Booklist
"Readers who appreciate adventure with a dose of romance will certainly enjoy Preble's Finding Paris, as will those who are already her fans." - VOYA
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Hardcover published April 2015
Barnes & Noble
Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)