When Lexi’s older brother, Charlie, finds out that Adrian Wildes, a famous musician, has been reported missing, he insists on taking a road trip to find the elusive rocker. Lexi decides to go along with him, and so does their music-loving, out-and-proud neighbor, Zack. Being stuck in a car with Charlie—the same brother who disappeared from her life when he started dating the horrible Penelope, only to reappear in the form of an irritable couch potato when they broke up—is the last thing Lexi wants, but if it means getting Charlie out of the house for the first time in months, then so be it.
Besides, Lexi could use the distraction. Though she can’t exactly pinpoint why, her breakup with her pretentious ex-boyfriend, Seth, has left a bitter coil in the pit of her stomach. With a long stretch of lonely miles ahead of her, Lexi starts to recall bits and pieces of their short-lived romance and realizes that, with Seth, she became one of those girls—the kind that gets wrapped up entirely in a guy. Seth had a goal, he reached it, and then he blew her off. Now all that’s left is a blaring red rage—and the person whose help Lexi needs the most might as well be deaf.
As Lexi, Charlie, and Zack’s trip unfolds, the three uncover more than just clues about where the reclusive Adrian Wildes could be. Like why the smell of chlorine makes Lexi completely shut down. The real reason Charlie has been so withdrawn these past few months. What the words no, thank you mean. And if broken girls can put themselves back together again.
Good and Gone is now available for preorder.
Megan Frazer Blakemore grew up in a college town in New Hampshire much like the one in her book Very in Pieces. She attended Columbia University, where she earned a degree in English. After brief stints in the Peace Corps and the television industry, she pursued a master’s in library science at Simmons School of Library and Information Science. She has over ten years’ experience as a librarian and has taught writing to students in elementary through graduate school. She lives in Maine with her husband, two children, a cat, and two hives of bees. She is the author of other books for teens and young readers, including Secrets of Truth & Beauty, an Indie Next Kids’ Pick; The Water Castle, which was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year; and The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill. Her most recent books, The Friendship Riddle (in paperback) and The Firefly Code, came out in May, 2016.