Seventeen-year-old Grace O'Connell does not fit in. Haunted by her insecurities and social awkwardness, she's certain her first year at Hutchinson State will be as torturous as high school. Armed with her faithful companion, a stuffed tiger named Mr. Snufflebutt, and the disdainful certainty that college "fun" is beneath her, she soon realizes that life might have more to offer her than mere math proofs and unpalatable dining hall food. Of course, that has everything to do with Carson West, the unreachable senior with a long-distance girlfriend, and an old paperback her mother disapproves of. With more than a little hesitation, Grace opens herself to the possibilities of love, lust, and a more nuanced understanding of right and wrong in this classic coming-of-age tale.
Alison Lutz grew up in Plattsburgh, New York. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Sometimes she writes, but mostly she gets distracted by Netflix and the dishes that mysteriously pile up in her sink.