From the author of Our Chemical Hearts i> comes the
hilarious, reality-bending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest
fears about life and love&mdash;one debilitating phobia at a
Ever since Esther
'solar&rsquo;s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her
family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime.
Esther&rsquo;s father is agoraphobic and hasn&rsquo;t left the
basement in six years, her twin brother can&rsquo;t be in the dark
without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck.
The 'solars are consumed by their fears and, according
to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them.
Esther doesn&rsquo;t know what her great fear is yet
(nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much
everything. Elevators, small spaces and crowds are all off-limits. 'so
are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias
she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst
Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah
'smallwood, an old elementary school classmate.
Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she&rsquo;d
been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft,
Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them :in
an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will
meet every 'sunday of senior year to work their way through the list,
facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther
hadn&rsquo;t counted on :love.
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