The Chaos of Standing Still
Hardcover – Import, 28 November 2017
by Jessica Brody
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (28 November 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover – Import, 28 November 2017 : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : ?1481499181
- ISBN-13 : 978-1481499187
- Weight : 517 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.81 x 20.96 cm
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Author(s): Publisher: Simon Pulse
Ryn Gilbert's life changed irrevocably a year ago when her best friend, Lottie, was behind the wheel of a T-boned car. Ryn has held onto many things ever since, including one text message that allows her to keep Lottie near— it has gotten to the point that she questions her own sanity, and even keeps her therapist from knowing that she still sees and speaks to her friend.
Now Ryn is stuck in the Denver Airport on the night before the anniversary of Lottie's death due to a blizzard with Xander, a boy she meets when they accidentally swap phones. The airport setting allows Ryn to open up to Xander, who is connected to her by circumstance and weighed down by his own issues.
It also allows them to interact with other unique characters, including a child prodigy and the slightly older airport workers Siri and Harvey, who throw an illicit New Year's Eve party, while helping Ryn work out problems that she has been unable to face in her own life.