Tonight the Streets Are Ours (Paperback)
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From the author of This Song Will Save Your Life comes a YA novel about the hazards of falling for a person you haven't met yet.
"What Arden did superlatively was this: She was nice."
Taking care of her loved ones is what gives sixteen-year-old Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she's grown resentful of everyone--including her needy best friend and her absent mom--taking her loyalty for granted.
Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn't even met her.
Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him.
During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music--the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does--Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.
Also by Leila Sales
This Song Will Save Your Life
If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say
Once Was a Time
Mostly Good Girls
Praise for Tonight the Streets Are Ours
"This romantic adventure will grab fans of Rachel Cohen and David Levithan's Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2006) and of Sarah Dessen, particularly with Arden's desire to flirt with danger." --Booklist
"The author taps into the anxiety, insecurity, and hurt that people experience when they think that they are giving more love than they receive. Teens who enjoy books about the balance of friendship with individual identity formation will find much to think about in this novel." --School Library Journal
"Alternating poignancy and humor, and with obvious compassion for her characters, Sales gently imparts subtle wisdom about truth in storytelling, asserting independence, and above all, what it means to love someone (and not just romantically)." --The Horn Book
"The prose is crisp and full of subtle, comic detail, and the girls' climactic trip to New York provides an epic resolution. Arden's tale is insightful throughout." --Kirkus Reviews
"Peter's blog entries are intermixed with Arden's story, making it easy to understand why she is drawn to him; from there, Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life) takes her story on surprising turns as Arden learns what it really means to love someone" --Publishers Weekly
"This book will resonate with any reader who has experienced disappointments in romantic love or with any loved ones." --VOYA
About the Author
Leila Sales is the author of the novels This Song Will Save Your Life, Mostly Good Girls, and Past Perfect. This Song Will Save Your Life garnered two starred reviews, was included on the American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults list, was one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year, and was listed as one of the Best YA Books of 2013 by Buzzfeed.com. It has been published in ten foreign countries, and it has been optioned for stage and film development. Leila grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Chicago. When she's not writing, she spends her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, chocolate, and how to get more of all of them. Leila lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works in children's book publishing.