Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith is a little stressed out about her college applications, but who wouldn't be? Things are about to change, big time. Ally has a good life—she enjoys spending time with her widowed father. What they lack in material wealth, they make up for in fun together. She has a tight-knit circle of friends—including her BFF Marian and maybe-mutual crush Neil. When contemplating "a significant event in [her] life" for a scholarship essay, Ally comes up short. Her life is just...her life. But when she sends off that scholarship application, her social security number sends up a flag...she's not Allison Smith. Her mother is alive, and has been searching for her daughter for 15 years. And Ally—make that Amanda—is about to find out who she really is.


Elizabeth Eulberg is the award-winning author of middle-grade novels The Great Shelby Holmes and The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match, and internationally bestselling author of YA titles The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, We Can Work it Out, and Just Another Girl. Elizabeth lives outside Manhattan, where she spends her free time stalking English bulldogs in her neighborhood and filling her brain attic with random pop-culture facts. • @ElizEulberg

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

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