Funny, warm, and moving, Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index is a contemporary YA vel about loss, how deeply we can kw others, and making our own happiness; perfect for fans of Sara Zarr and Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere. Sixty-five days after the death of her older sister, sixteen-year-old Juniper Lemon discovers the break-up letter addressed to You Camilla wrote the day she died. Juni is shocked--she knew thing of this You, and w the gaping hole in her life that was her sister feels that much bigger. She's determined to uncover the identity of You and deliver the letter. Maybe that would help fill the hole, even if only a bit. But what Juniper doesn't expect is that in searching for You she will unearth other tes and secrets--and that may be just what she needs to sort out her own mess.
Julie Israel lives in Portland, Oregon, and holds a BA in creative writing. After a stint teaching English in Japan, she returned to her native state to write fiction full-time. When not writing, she is likely reading, making art, or learning one of too many languages to keep straight. Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index is her debut novel.