Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller's debut was Parallel, which Seventeen Magazine called “crazy addictive." Her second novel, Free to Fall, appeared on YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults reading list in 2015 and is currently being developed into an episodic series for StyleHaul. Her latest, All Things New, deals with the teenage experience of anxiety. Lauren was raised in Georgia and is a Southern girl at heart, but now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three kids.

Books

All Things New

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn't help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and noticeable scars, Jessa’s efforts to convince the world that she’s okay finally crumble—now she looks as shattered as she feels.

Fleeing from her old life in Los Angeles, Jessa moves to Colorado to live with her dad, but her anxiety only gets worse in the wake of the accident. That is, until she meets Marshall, a boy with a heart defect whose kindness and generous spirit slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world—a place where our souls get hurt just as badly as our bodies, and we all need each other to heal.

All Things New is a love story about perception and truth, physical and emotional pain, and the messy, complicated people we are behind the masks we put on for the world.

“[Jessa’s] immediate chemistry with Marshall has an addictive, electric quality that’s reminiscent of Augustus and Hazel’s in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars…an often potent story about confronting the future and featuring an engaging central relationship.” - Kirkus Reviews

Parallel

Free to Fall