BOOKLIST: This quiet and unassuming novel will take readers by surprise with its depth and emotional complexity. Dunbar (These Gentle Wounds, 2014) has developed a slow-burning narrative that reveals the terrifying and tenuous connection between two young men who are both unsure of what exactly they mean to each other. This is a gorgeous examination of the painful and delicate connections formed in the midst of trauma and desperation.

“This is my favorite kind of book . . . with characters worth every page turn.”
― Emery Lord, author of Open Road Summer and The Start of Me and You.
A masterful weaving of intrigue and mystery that will keep you reading all night long.”
—Brigid Kemmerer, author of Letters to the Lost and More Than We Can Tell
Boomerang is a masterfully crafted story about identity, family, and the meaning of home. The wholly original premise sucked me in, and the characters, all aching in different ways, kept me there. This is a YA novel that begs to be reread, talked about, and held close to your heart.”
—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

Michael Sterling disappeared from the library in Millway, Maine when he was twelve. Everyone assumed that he was kidnapped, but he considers it the best day of his life. Now, after five years, Michael has come home. His blond hair is dyed black and he uses the name Sean, but those aren’t the only things that have changed. The boy whose photo was plastered on the front page of the newspapers under the headline “ABDUCTED” is now seventeen and struggling to figure out where he belongs.

Sean returns with a plan to save Trip –the neighbor boy he had an intense and complicated relationship with during his years away – from his own dysfunctional circumstances. But coming home is more confusing to Sean than leaving had been. While he's changed over the past five years, so has the town; as his careful plans begin to crumble, so does everything he believed about his idyllic other life.

"One young man coming to terms with who he was, who he is, and particularly, with whom he wants to be romantically. Though secondary characters take a backseat to Sean’s self-discovery, brief glimpses of their backgrounds are enough to satisfy the reader. The book’s idyllic resolution will appeal to fans of romance. Hand this dramatic coming-of-age tale to introspective teens seeking a contemporary puzzle." —VOYA

“This is a quietly intense novel about friendship, love, and what it means to be a family. . . . Hand to fans of Adam Silvera’s books and Carrie Mesrobian’s Cut Both Ways.” —School Library Journal