Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Then
Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music.
 
Now
Ingrid is on a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: addicts, runaways, and her. She’s fighting to survive crushing humiliations, physical challenges that push her to her limits, and mind games that threaten to break her.
 
Then
When the curtain fell on Margot-Sophia’s singing career, they buried the past and settled into a small, painfully normal life. But Ingrid longed to let the music soar again. She wanted it so much that, for a while, nothing else mattered.
 
Now
Ingrid is never going to make it through this summer if she can’t figure out why she’s here, what happened to Margot-Sophia, and why the music really stopped.

PRAISE FOR

PRAISE FOR Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined:

"[An] emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel . . . You don't have to be 17 to empathize with Ingrid; her struggles are universal, even if her specific circumstances are not." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire

"Younge-Ullman’s subtle approach to narrative pacing allows readers to accompany Ingrid on her journey to fully confront and accept her past as she discovers her own true voice." --Kirkus Reviews

"[A] compelling tale of loss and self-discovery." --School Library Journal

"Part outdoor adventure tale, part school story, part family drama, this is a story that will engage teens on multiple levels." --VOYA