OUT OF PLACE is sensitively observed and deeply felt, yet also light on its feet. Some of its components seem, at first, peculiarly shaped, but this I promise you: They are all part of Jennifer Blecher’s grand design. By the end, all the loose pieces come together beautifully, seamlessly, surprisingly, as if threaded with magic.
— Jack Cheng, acclaimed author of See You In the Cosmos
Cove may feel out of place, but she’ll quickly find her place in readers’ hearts. Her voice glows like a Menemsha sunset in Jennifer Blecher’s moving debut.
– Julie Berry, author of The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
A lovely, tender-hearted coming of age story.
— Jodi Kendall, author of The Unlikely Incident of a Pig in the City
Twelve-year-old Cove has never left her home on the island of Martha's Vineyard. That used to be okay. Cove had everything she needed, most importantly her best friend Nina. But when Nina moves to New York City, Cove is left behind to face school bullies and an island that feels more like a cage than a home. But opportunities can arise when you least expect them, and friends can appear in the unlikeliest of places.
A voice-driven story about bullying, friendship, and quiet heroes. Perfect for anyone who's ever felt out of place.