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How We Fall Apart

(2021)
(The first book in the How We Fall Apart series)
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In a YA thriller that is Crazy Rich Asians meets One of Us is Lying, students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead.

Nancy Luo is shocked when her former best friend, Jamie Ruan, top-ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, goes missing, and then is found dead. Nancy is even more shocked when word starts to spread that she and her friends--Krystal, Akil, and Alexander--are the prime suspects, thanks to "the Proctor," someone anonymously incriminating them via the school's social media app.

They all used to be Jamie's closest friends, and she knew each of their deepest, darkest secrets. Now, somehow the Proctor knows them, too. The four must uncover the true killer before The Proctor exposes more than they can bear and costs them more than they can afford, like Nancy's full scholarship. Soon, Nancy suspects that her friends may be keeping secrets from her, too.

Katie Zhao's YA debut is an edge-of-your-seat drama set in the pressure-cooker world of academics and image at Sinclair Prep, where the past threatens the future these teens have carefully crafted for themselves. How We Fall Apart is the irresistible, addicting, Asian-American recast of Gossip Girl that we've all been waiting for.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"In this page-turning debut, Zhao weaves an exhilarating tale that shimmers with adventure, love, and loyalty. Readers will be enthralled up to the incredible and absolutely breathless end." - J C Cervantes

"A delicious shock on every page. Zhao has written a modern Gossip Girl for the BIPOC set that serves up urgent insights on class, race, and the brutality of high school striving." - Stephan Lee

"Through the eyes of her fierce, determined, and morally grey protagonist, Zhao unflinchingly exposes the pressures of elite high schools. This juicy thriller is steeped in secrets, betrayal, and toxic competitiveness--you won't be able to put it down." - Diana Urban

"Dark, deceptive, and deliciously deadly, How We Fall Apart cuts to the core of the Asian American experience through a fast-paced, twisty academia thriller." - Amélie Wen Zhao


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Hardback Editions

August 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: How We Fall Apart
Author(s): Katie Zhao
ISBN: 1-5476-0397-6 / 978-1-5476-0397-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How We Fall Apart
Author(s): Katie Zhao
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA