This is a Tumblr for my debut YA novel, So Close to You.
Themes = time travel, romance, the 1940’s, World War II, the Montauk Project, sci-fi, the beach, the woods, the darkening sky. Lydia Bentley is a seventeen-year-old, vintage-loving, aspiring journalist who, through a strange series of events, finds herself in another time period. She makes friends with certain family members, tries to solve a mystery or two, and meets a boy named Wes along the way.
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Available July 10th through HarperTeen. Preorder now!
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the experiments that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years. When she stumbles into a vessel that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, Lydia realizes that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true—and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside Wes, a darkly mysterious boy whom she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices. And if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them…and herself.
Rachel Carter is a writer, a reader, and a lover of all things pop culture. She grew up in the woods of Vermont, and recently graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in nonfiction writing. Her debut novel, So Close to You, will be available from HarperTeen on July 10th, 2012.