Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music.
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.
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.
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 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

"[An] honest examination of the messy pain inherent in breaking away from a parent." --The Globe and Mail