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Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a long line of risk-takers and is an avid thrill-seeker in her own right, until she takes a terrible fall and shatters her leg. Her life used to be about bike racing and rock climbing; now it's about staying home, except for attending physical and group therapy sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center her mom has chosen. Dyna's boyfriend saw her accident and supports her newfound desire for safety, but a young Iraq war veteran she meets at rehab challenges her to think about what she's really avoiding in her old life and to take chances again -- even with her heart.

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Laurie Boyle Crompton

Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of, BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) , THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH (Sourcebooks/2013, 2014) and ADRENALINE CRUSH (FSG/2014, Square Fish/2016) , as well as the upcoming LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/2017) . Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John's University with a BA in English and minor in Journalism. Since then, she's written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boys high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, a 'toy expert' is an actual thing that people sometimes get to be.

She and her husband spent six months in England, hiking all over the Cotswolds and learning to properly guzzle hot tea. She lives near NYC, but maintains a secret identity in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest. You can visit her at lboylecrompton.com or check out her anti-eating-disorder artwork at dreamer-girl.com.

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