All the Things We Do in the Dark
There’s no such thing as a secret.
SOMETHING happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. But Ava would rather keep that something hidden—buried deep in her heart and her soul. She has her best friend, Syd, and she has her tattoos—a colorful quilt, like a security blanket, over her whole body—and now, suddenly, she has Hailey. Beautiful, sweet Hailey, who seems to like Ava as much as she likes her.
But in the woods on the outskirts of town, the traces of someone else’s secrets lie frozen, awaiting Ava’s discovery—and what Ava finds threatens to topple the carefully constructed wall of normalcy that she’s spent years building. Secrets leave scars. But when the secret in question is not your own, do you ignore the truth and walk away? Or do you uncover it from its shallow grave, and let it reopen old wounds—wounds that have finally begun to heal?
Author’s note. Resources.
JLG Release: Jan 2020
Awards & Honors
Lambda Literary Awards LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult Finalists -2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
8 1/3" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Mild Language, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: Graphic Descriptions
Rape, Rape survivors, Mystery and detective stories, Dating and relationships, Thrillers and suspense,