Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only 16. The crime is solved, and quickly--a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession--but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed.
A stunning debut coming-of-age novel set in the ambiguous and claustrophobic world of an exclusive New England prep school. The first time I saw my sister after she died was at the Fourth of July party. I felt someone behind me and my flesh started prickling. My skin recognized her before I did, rippling once then tightening on my bones. My sister, Nica. Grace spent her teenage years playing catch-up with her younger but cooler sister, Nica. Chasing and yet never quite catching up.