Trish Doller is the author of Something Like Normal and Where the Stars Still Shine. She's a former newspaper reporter and radio personality who now works as a bookseller at the Ft Myers B&N. She lives in Fort Myers, Florida, with her two mostly grown children, two dogs, and a pirate. (For real.) www.trishdoller.com • @TrishDoller
Eighteen-year-old Arcadia Wells just wants to live up to her namesake. She wants adventure.
Cadie, as everyone calls her, is a recent high school graduate, who lives in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother. Since her mom died three years ago, Cadie's spent most of her time working in her dad's grocery store, going to school, taking care of the household, and raising her little brother. Then, one night, Cadie goes to a campfire party at the state park where she meets a couple of cute guys who are on a road trip. They invite her to accompany them—just the adventure she's been craving. But what starts out as a fun, sexy trip turns frightening when she discovers that one of the boys is not at all the wholesome boy she fell for.
"Trish Doller writes strong, gutsy characters that you can’t help caring for and Callie is no exception. Her journey is heartbreaking and powerful." —Melina Marchetta, Printz Award winner of Jellicoe Road, on Where the Stars Still Shine
"Give to fans of Lauren Myracle’s Shine or Sara Zarr’s How to Save a Life who are looking for a little more edge to the story." —VOYA on Where the Stars Still Shine
"Realistically portrayed, beautifully written, and never feels contrived." —Booklist on Where the Stars Still Shine
"Compelling. . . . Doller does a great job at showing how Callie has a foot in both of her worlds and her intense and volatile emotions." —Library Media Connection on Where the Stars Still Shine
"Amazing. You will smile and sob and when you finish, you will walk away a better you. READ THIS BOOK NOW." —New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle on Something Like Normal
"Doller debuts with a timely novel that carves new ground out of the saturated teen romance and post-war trauma genres." —Publishers Weekly on Something Like Normal
A road trip fling turns frightful in this powerful new psychological thriller from Trish Doller.