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Some number of years ago, when I was still on Absolute Write, I came across a pitch for a book in which I recognized certain elements the author wasn’t blatantly stating, and I commented, and out of that, we became friends. Ultimately, she debuted with something else, and there were other things, but then one day she tells me that this story, the one that first brought us together, was going to be published. And I was delighted, although I hadn’t read it.

Fast forward to, well, now, and I have read it, and loved it even more than I thought I would, and I also love its cover, which is why I’m so excited to be revealing it on my blog today!

Before we get to the art, here’s the cover copy for The Truth About Leaving by Natalie Blitt, releasing January 22, 2019, from Amberjack:

Lucy Green thought she had her senior year in the bag. Cute boyfriend? Check. College plan? Check.

But when her boyfriend dumps her the week before school starts and she literally stumbles into Dov, the new Israeli transfer student, on her first day of school, Lucy’s carefully mapped-out future crumbles.

Determined to have a good senior year, and too busy trying to hold her family together while her mom is across the country working, Lucy ignores the attraction she feels to Dov. But soon, Lucy and Dov’s connection is undeniable. Lucy begins to realize that sometimes, you have to open yourself up to chance. Even if the wrong person at the wrong time is a boy whose bravery you admire and who helps you find your way back to yourself.

Buy it: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound

And here’s the beautiful cover, designed by Stepheny Miller!

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The amount I love this, especially with the Hebrew poetry tacked up in the top left corner, seriously cannot be overstated. Buy links are up under the cover copy, so what are you waiting for??


Blitt Natalie author photoNatalie Blitt is the author of young-adult and middle grade novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and three sons, but spends a lot of time daydreaming about going back to Canada where she grew up. You can visit her online at www.natalieblitt.com.