The Beauty That Remains (Hardcover)
Music brought Logan, Shay, and Autumn together at one point, but after a failed performance at a competition, they drift away from one another. A year later, each of them are struggling with the loss of loved ones. Logan turns to alcohol and he can't seem to keep his life together, much less a new band. Shay keeps running--both literally and metaphorically--from her friends. And Autumn is stuck sending messages into the void instead of actually talking to her family. When music tries to pull them together again, they find they have to learn how to move on first. — Kelsie (RBB Staff)— From The Beauty That Remains
Told from three diverse points of view, this story of life and love after loss is one Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, calls a "stunning, heart-wrenching look at grief that will stay with you long after you put it down." We've lost everything...and found ourselves. Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death might pull them apart. Autumn always knew exactly who she was: a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan has always turned to writing love songs when his real love life was a little less than perfect. But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan is a guy who can't stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger who's struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered. Despite the odds, one band's music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind. Praise for The Beauty That Remains A Junior Library Guild Selection "The self- and life-defining nature of grief and loss captured so well by authors such as John Green is explored here with humor, intelligence, and grace." --SLJ, starred review "An ambitious debut from a writer to watch."--Kirkus " The] protagonists are fully realized, empathetic individuals...and the resolutions of their emotional crises are lucid and deeply satisfying, as, ultimately, is this fine first novel."--Booklist "This books hurts so good. With three distinct narrators and lyrical prose, Ashley Woodfolk stakes her claim as a fresh new voice to follow in the world of young adult literature."--Julie Murphy, author of Ramona Blue and Dumplin' "Woodfolk's debut cuts deeply and then wipes your tears away. Wrenching, heartfelt, and vividly human."--Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda "Haunting, heart-wrenching, and powerful...a tearjerker must-read for teens "--Dhonielle Clayton, author of the Belles series and coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series "Burns warm and bright with the fires of loss, love, and longing and hums with poetry and song. This is the sort of book that pieces a broken heart back together, stronger than before."--Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King
About the Author
Ashley Woodfolk has loved reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and currently works in children's book publishing. She writes from a sunny Brooklyn apartment where she lives with her cute husband and her cuter dog. The Beauty That Remains is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter at @AshWrites.