"As I read SHATTER GIRL, I found myself thinking about it during the day when I was busy. All I wanted to do was continue the story." - Bookstagrammer
"Wow. This book." - Bookstagrammer
"This book was like traveling to New York, and will always be my little slice of it." - Reviewer
"A heartbreakingly beautiful story." - Reviewer
A cocky playboy who craves the spotlight, a sheltered girl with no patience for jerks, and a crazy summer that will change both of their lives.
Jude Taylor has it all: the fame, the hot girl, and all the money he could ask for. But when a disastrous drug-fueled bender in Berlin ends with him being shipped back to New York in shame, he’s forced to lie low over the summer in an attempt to get back on his dying father’s good side, which seems to be no easy feat.
The reclusive Aubrey Vestergaard comes from a long line of old money – but you’d never guess by looking at her. She’s spent her life hiding from the spotlight, and she’s happy to keep it that way. After Jude unceremoniously crashes into her life, she resents his cocky attitude... even if she struggles to resist his charms.
Stuck with Aubrey over summer and forced to confront some painful personal realities, Jude reluctantly embarks on a journey of personal growth. With the help of Aubrey and a new therapist, he begins to uncover the root causes behind his arrogant persona and his wild behavior, and try to make changes to last a lifetime.
Can Jude find the courage to face long-buried trauma and grow into a happier person? And will his unlikely friendship with Aubrey blossom into something much more?
As a whirlwind coming of age story that’s set in the vibrant and bustling streets of New York City, Shatter Girl is a deep and heartbreaking summer read with larger-than-life characters, timeless themes, and a love story that feels like magic.