Something Like Gravity by Smith, Amber


Something Like Gravity

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"As beautiful as it is breathtaking." --BuzzFeed "Will give you all the feels." --Charlotte Magazine From the New York Times bestselling author of The Way...
"As beautiful as it is breathtaking." --BuzzFeed
"Will give you all the feels." --Charlotte Magazine

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be comes a "tender, beautifully told" (Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things) novel about a transgender boy who falls in love for the first time--and how first love changes us all--perfect for fans of Love, Simon and I Wish You All the Best.

Chris and Maia aren't off to a great start.

A near-fatal car accident first brings them together, and their next encounters don't fare much better. Chris's good intentions backfire. Maia's temper gets the best of her. But they're neighbors, at least for the summer, and despite their best efforts, they just can't seem to stay away from each other.

The path forward isn't easy. Chris has come out as transgender, but he's still processing a frightening assault he survived the year before. Maia is grieving the loss of her older sister and trying to find her place in the world without her. Falling in love was the last thing on either of their minds.

But would it be so bad if it happened anyway?

Author: Amber Smith
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: 06/18/2019
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.08lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781534437180
Audience: Young Adult

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2019
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2019 - Recommended - Better Than Most
School Library Journal 05/01/2019 pg. 106
Booklist 05/01/2019 pg. 84
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2019 pg. 102
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be, The Last to Let Go, Something Like Gravity, and The Way I Am Now. An advocate for increased awareness of gendered violence, as well as LGBTQ equality, she writes in the hope that her books can help to foster change and spark dialogue surrounding these issues. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her wife and their ever-growing family of rescued dogs and cats. You can find her online at