Crashing into You (Hardcover)

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Crashing into You (Hardcover)

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In this fiercely moving YA romance novel, Leti Rivera's love of street racing is put to the test when tragedy strikes her family and threatens to tear her apart from the boy she's falling for.

Seventeen-year-old Leti Rivera dreams of becoming a famous female street racer. Her brother taught her how to drive so fast that nothing can catch her.

But when Jacob Fleckenstein crashes into her life, Leti starts to think that running isn’t always the answer. Together, inside her car, they both feel like they’re flying, and Jacob’s gentleness and honesty threaten Leti’s vow to keep her heart tight in her fist and her grief locked away.

Yet after tragedy strikes following a race, Leti blames herself and swears an oath, a juramento, to give up driving. But will she be able to keep her promise when racing could be the very thing that saves Jacob . . . and herself? Perfect for fans of Netflix's Atypical and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.

Rocky Callen, the daughter of an Ecuadorian immigrant, has long lived a life of service ever since she was a 13-year-old advocating for the undocumented immigrants in her community. She interned at NASA at 12 years old, started lobbying congress at 13, and wrote and produced student radio stories at NPR at 14. She was a behavioral therapist for over ten years. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband, daughter, and baby boy. Rocky founded the Bleed Ink Foundation, a creative hub and resource center for writers, and the HoldOn2Hope Project, which unites creatives in suicide prevention and mental health awareness. She is the author of A Breath Too Late and Crashing Into You.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250861894
ISBN-10: 1250861896
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: June 25th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English

"Put this love story at the top of your to be read pile." -Kasie West, author of Sunkissed

"Crashing Into You bursts onto the page with complex family dynamics, authentic explorations of grief, and relationships to root for. Powerful and immersive." —Laura Taylor Namey, New York Times-bestselling author of A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea and Tomorrow

"A compelling story about first love and the hard choices we must make to move forward." - Lilliam Rivera, author of Pura Belpré Honor book Never Look Back

Praise for A Breath Too Late


A Kirkus Best Book of the Year, Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year, and Texas Library Association 2022 TAYSHAS Pick

"An amazing and wrenching story." —Printz Award–winning author Jandy Nelson

"Raw, heartbreaking, and poignant." —New York Times-bestselling author Kathleen Glasgow

"Both a love letter and a life raft to the brokenhearted." —New York Times–bestselling author Alison McGhee

"An exquisitely played love song to life, in all of its hurts, wonders, memories, and loves." —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award winning author of The Serpent King

"A haunting story, punctuated with brilliant points of hope and light. This is an important story. Callen’s writing radiates with passion, honesty and love." —National Book Award finalist and Printz Award–winning author An Na