In 1982, 10-year-olds Jenny and Sarah are best friends living in an upscale part of Washington D.C. A letter to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov gets Jenny a visit to the USSR, but she dies in a plane crash. Years later, Sarah gets a letter from Moscow suggesting that Jenny is still alive. You Are One of Them is a taut, moving debut about the ways we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep. In this insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Holt illuminates the long-lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we lost.
"Great background book"