Praise for The Sister Pact
“A well-written portrait…reminiscent of Jennifer Brown’s Hate List…and Gayle Forman’s I Was Here. A heavy but powerful read that tackles big topics without letting them drag the narrative down.”―Booklist
“A powerful story of redemption, forgiveness, love, and the ability to persevere.”―VOYA Magazine
Praise for The Sister Pact
“The story reads like Go Ask Alice…As Allie learns the many sordid secrets of her sister’s concealed life, she begins to understand the powerful influence her sister had on her and, a talented painter, struggles to find her own voice. “―Kirkus
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The SEcrets we bury
by Stacie Ramey
In an effort to escape his family, Dylan sets out on the Appalachian trail—but he can’t escape his past—or his secrets in this novel from the author of The Sister Pact.
Dylan Taggart is on the run. His family is trying to put him in a school for psychologically challenged students, and he gets it—he has issues. But a special school is a complete overreaction. And in six months, he’ll be a legal adult, so Dylan decides to disappear on the Appalachian Trail until he can make his own decisions.
Dylan wanted independence, but setting out on a 2,190-mile hike by himself is more than he bargained for. And he keeps crossing paths with another teen hiker, known only as “The Ghost.” This mysterious girl is also making the trek alone, and Dylan can tell she’s trying to escape too. But from what? When disaster strikes, how can they trust each other if they can’t face their own secrets?
Award Winning Author
I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. So I became a speech-language pathologist, an award winning young adult author, an adjunct literature professor, a ghost writer, and a blogger. I am also a hot yoga enthusiast, a writing club sponsor, and a story collector(more on that later). I live in Wellington, Florida with my husband and ever changing number of rescue dogs. Sometimes my adult kids grace me with a visit. Life. Is. Good.
A new, emotional novel from Stacie Ramey, the author of The Sister Pact
They say you can never go home―and John’s about to find out just how true that is.
John’s mother kicked him out of the house when she couldn’t handle his anger, and John’s spent the last few years bouncing between relatives. But after his last scrape with the law, there’s nowhere for him to go but home.
Starting senior year at a new high school and fitting into the family that shut him out is a challenge. And it’s all that John can do to keep from turning back to bad habits. Lacrosse training helps him focus. As does Emily, the girl next door. She’s sweet and smart, and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. Maybe he’s ready to trust again. But tragedy has a way of finding John, and he must decide between saving his family or saving himself.
This short story collection highlights the diverse experiences of becoming an adult in the Jewish faith.
What does it mean to become an adult in your faith? Join thirteen diverse characters as they experience anxiety, doubt, and self-discovery while preparing for their B’nai Mitzvah. And whether celebrating with a lavish party or in reception room A with an accordion player, the Jewish rite of passage remains the same. Filled with humor, hope, and history, there’s something in this anthology for every reader.
If she wants a future with him, she’ll have to make peace with her past.
Jenna’s never let her cerebral palsy get her down. But when she discovers that her condition was actually caused by an injury at birth, she’s furious with her parents, who withheld the truth. And as they push her to get yet another difficult procedure, Jenna feels her control over her life starting to slip.
Enter Julian, Jenna’s childhood crush. He’s just moved back to town, and he’s struggling in school, so Jenna reaches out to him―anonymously―to help. Soon, their conversations are about so much more than class. She’s falling for him all over again, hard and fast. But would Julian still be interested in her if he knew who she really was? And can she find a way to take back her own narrative before she pushes away everyone she loves?
A powerful story of sisterhood, young adult depression, and love. A suicide pact was supposed to keep them together, but a broken promise tore them apart.
Allie is devastated when her sister commits suicide—and it’s not just because she misses her. Allie feels betrayed. The two made a pact that they’d always be together, in life and in death, but Leah broke her promise and Allie needs to know why.
Her parents hover. Her friends try to support her. And Nick, sweet Nick, keeps calling and flirting. Their sympathy only intensifies her grief.
But the more she clings to Leah, the more secrets surface. Allie’s not sure which is more distressing: discovering the truth behind her sister’s death or facing her new reality without her.
A great pick for:
- Fans of Jodi Picoult’s The Pact and Lynn Weingarten’s Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
- Readers looking for depression young adult books and teen romance
- Buyers of contemporary young adult
Praise for Stacie’s books…
“A powerful story of redemption, forgiveness, love, and the ability to persevere.”–VOYA Magazine
” A sensitive, funny, and sometimes awkwardly romantic story of survival and self-awareness.” ― Kirkus Reviews
“Ramey has penned a rare raw, emotion-packed romance from a male perspective, with themes of empowerment and self-actualization…” ― Booklist
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