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Two weeks until Willa Wohlbreuk graduates.  

Fourteen days left for exams and senior pranks.  

Three hundred thirty-six hours for friendships to unravel and to fall in and out of love.  

Twenty thousand, one hundred sixty minutes left to go wild and grow up.  

And 1,209,600 seconds to figure out what freedom really means.  

Willa faces her best friend Teddy - Theo now - as he defies his parents and reveals something about himself she never expected. Joss appears with blue hair and stirs things up. And Grady, finally, after four years, suddenly knows Willa’s name. Meanwhile, the undercurrent of uncertainty about the future dredges up the possibility Willa isn’t even sure who she is. All she knows is life is about to change in an epic way.  

A story of identity and fitting in, friendship and love, and living with uncertainty and sexual awakening. For fans of Keeping you a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour, The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson, and I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

©2017 Deirdre Riordan Hall (P)2018 Deirdre Riordan Hall

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 25-01-2020

Great Read

Chasing Days was a great read by Deirdre Riordan Hall. Willa graduates high school in two weeks. That leaves two weeks for exams, end of the year festivities and senior pranks. Willa tries to be there for her best friend Teddy as he goes against his parents wishes. Teddy has changed and just revealed a big secret to Willa. Willa has had a crush on Grady and he finally seems to take notice of her. Then Joss rolls in to stir things up for Willa. Willa spends her last two weeks of school trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life. I enjoyed reading Willa's story and loved Laura Shank's narration.

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  • Joanne S.
  • 29-06-2018

A fun coming of age story!

The performance by Laura Shank was wonderful! I can't wait to hear the other books she narrates!

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  • VOTN
  • 02-07-2018

A big disappointment

After the quite astonishingly good Sugar, and Pearl by the same author my expectations were high, sadly neither the author's nor the narrator's performances came even close to these previous highs. Setting appart the narrator's apparently illiteracy (harsh? Probably but I expect a professional performer to have a decent grasp of what they are reading and understanding was apparently absent in this case) I found the story to be a dull attempt at the type of "coming of age" novel so brilliantly exemplified by Nick Hornby's About a Boy. It's painful for me to mention these two works in the same sentence other than to point out the gulf on quality. The storyline was frankly banal and filled with cultural references that exist only in the mind of the author and 12 year old kids and I'm saying tbis as the father of two 17 year olds and a 16 year old, all Harry Potter fans; kids this age don't compare aspects of their lives to the combind works of JK Rowling, they are beyond this and to suggest otherwise suggests a disconnect between the author and her material, a disconnect that seems apparent throughout the novel from start to finish. Frankly I find it hard to come to terms with this being from the same author as Sugar and of Pearl, both (audio) books that I would thoroughly recommend.

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