A Map of the Known World
Lisa Ann Sandell
Page Count: 273
Age Range: 12 and up
Ever since her brother died in a car crash, Cora needs to get away. Her family is crumbling, high school is difficult at best, and she feels trapped within her hometown. For now, she escapes by drawing maps of unknown places and imagining herself there. She later meets Damian, who was in the car with her brother when he died. What will she uncover as she gets to know this strange boy?
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) or Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries, Jinx). The story normalizes the very real experiences of losing a family member, strained relationships, and the desire to get out and explore the world