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Dear Universe

A wildly witty yet deeply profound chronicle of teenage anxiety and yearning, perfect for fans of Jesse Andrews and Robyn Schneider – in paperback.

It’s senior year, and Chamomile Myles has whiplash from traveling between her two universes: school (the relentless countdown to prom, torturous college applications, and the mindless march toward an uncertain future) and home, where she wrestles a slow, bitter battle with her father’s terminal illness. Enter Brendan, a man-bun-and tutu-wearing hospital volunteer with a penchant for absurdity, who strides boldly between her worlds–and helps her open up a new road between them.

Dear Universe is the dazzling follow-up to Florence Gonsalves’s debut, Love and Other Carnivorous Plants, hailed by School Library Journal as “a must-have sharp, powerful, and witty immersion into the complexities of . . . mental health.”

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780316436755

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About the Author

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Florence Gonsalves graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015, and after numerous jobs and internships, she finally decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an author. Love & Other Carnivorous Plants is her debut novel. She invites you to visit her online at florencegonsalves.com.


From NOVL Nation

“I was drawn in from the beginning and could not put this one down. The characters are relatable, real, and well-written. They face challenges that many deal with each day from heartbreak to homework. A heartfelt read that is sure to stay with you long after reading.”

—Patti, Lovely Loveday

“Though Chamomile guards her inner-thoughts from the rest of the world, each page is a record of her anxieties. Readers get to see her mind unrestrained as it grapples with family, friendship, love, growing up, and more… Essentially, Cham didn’t feel like a character, she felt like a friend that was letting someone in for the first time, with as many emotions as that entails.”

—Madison, @spellbindingstories