The Song of Us by Kate Fussner

Posted 05/30/2023 by Charli in Blog Tours / 0 Comments

The Song of Us by Kate Fussner

I’m back with another spotlight today for The Song of Us by Kate Fussner. This spotlight is part of the TBR & Beyond Tours blog tour for The Song of Us.

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The Song of Us by Kate FussnerThe Song of Us by Kate Fussner
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins Children's Books on 05/30/2023
Genres: Middle Grade / Contemporary / Romance
Amazon US // Barnes & Noble // IndieBound

This stunning debut and wholly original queer middle grade novel-in-verse retelling of “Orpheus and Eurydice” adds a new chorus to the songs of great love, perfect for fans of Other Words for Home and Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World.

Love at first sight isn’t a myth. For seventh graders Olivia and Eden, it’s fate. Olivia is a capital-P Poet, and Eden thinks she wants to be a musician one day, but for now she’s just the new girl. And then Eden shows up to Poetry Club and everything changes.

Eden isn’t out, and she has rules for dating Olivia: don’t call. Don’t tell her friends. And don’t let anyone know they’re together.

But when jealousy creeps in, it’s Olivia’s words that push Eden away. While Eden sets out to find herself, Olivia begins a journey to bring Eden back—using poetry. Both Olivia and Eden will learn just how powerful their words can be to bring them together . . . or tear them apart forever.

Content Warning: Homophobia, mental illness

About Kate Fussner

Author Kate Fussner

Kate Fussner writes books for young people and bakes the perfect chocolate chip cookie. She holds a B.A from Vassar College, an M.Ed. from University of Massachusetts Boston, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Young People from Lesley University. After over a decade of teaching English for the Boston Public Schools, Kate now spends her time writing and walking her dramatic dog, Mrs. Weasley. She is represented by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and elsewhere. She and her wonderful wife live in MA.

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