"Sometimes you need to dream a little bigger..."
Eleven year old Brittany knows there has to be a better world out there. Lately, though, it sure doesn't feel like it. She and her best friend, Marisol, stick together at school, but at home Brittany's granny is sick, her cat is missing, there's never any money, and there's Jack to worry about. Brittany has a hard time picturing her future as anything but a plain white sky. But if her life is ever going to change, she needs a plan. And once she starts believing in herself, Brittany realizes that what seemed out of reach might be just around the corner.
“Once You Know This reminds me of a flower blooming in the crack of a sidewalk. It’s important, and it’s special. Just read it.”—Ali Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Thing About Jellyfish
This debut novel by Emily Blejwas is perfect for readers who love emotionally satisfying books. Thoughtful and understated, it’s the hopeful story of a girl who struggles to make her future bright . . . and the makeshift family that emerges around her.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
- Age Range: 9 - 12 years through Adults
- Grade Level: While it is geared for Grades 4 - 7, this book is enjoyed by readers of all ages!
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (September 19, 2017)
- ISBN-10: 1524700975
- ISBN-13: 978-1524700973