Wild AwakeBook - 2015
The discovery of a startling family secret leads seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd from a protected and naive life into a summer of mental illness, first love, and profound self-discovery.
In Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith's exhilarating and heart-wrenching YA debut novel, seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd has big plans for her summer without her parents. She intends to devote herself to her music and win Battle of the Bands with her bandmate and best friend, Lukas. Perhaps then, in the excitement of victory, he will finally realize she's the girl of his dreams.
But a phone call from a stranger shatters Kiri's plans. He says he has her sister's stuff—her sister, Sukey, who died five years ago. This call throws Kiri into a spiral of chaos that opens old wounds and new mysteries.
Like If I Stay and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wild Awake explores loss, love, and what it means to be alive.
Seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd is home alone for six weeks while her parents are away on an anniversary cruise, and during this time, she intends to spend her time devoted to her music, but life has other plans in store as Kiri discovers love, loss, chaos and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing heartbreak and intoxicating joy. 35,000 first printing.