Touch

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Pub Date 05 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 09 Mar 2022
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WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?

A powerful story of two teens searching: one for their place in the world, the other for a reason to survive.

After her mother’s sudden death, artistically gifted Megan lost her will to draw as she watched her family crumble. When her father unexpectedly moves what’s left of them halfway across the country to mend, Megan must try, yet again, to rise from the ashes and create a new existence for herself. She’s intrigued when she sees Shawn—a secluded classmate who sparks unexpected drawing inspiration.

Shawn is protecting a terrible secret and teeters on the edge of letting go. With each layer Megan strips from him, she gets hints about how broken he is. If Shawn is brave enough to open up, Megan might be his undoing—which could save his life. But when Megan learns his darkest secret, will she be able to convince him life is still worth living?

Through a heart-wrenching journey that immerses Megan’s entire family in the dangerous and unthinkable world Shawn lives in, Megan succumbs to certain truths about life:

Nothing happens by accident.
We are exactly where we’re meant to be.
We all really are here for a reason.

Reality is rarely subtle.

Touch depicts abuses that may be difficult for some readers and is recommended for a mature audience.

* Contains strong language

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?

A powerful story of two teens searching: one for their place in the world, the other for a reason to survive.

After her mother’s sudden death, artistically gifted Megan lost her...


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Advance Praise

"Miller's debut paints a dark, sensitive portrait..."
- BookLife Reviews

"A Tale of Emotional Reality. . . The personal trials of each character and how they deal with each one are delivered with a raw and sometimes bold sensitivity and caring that will resonate with fans of heavy drama."
- Reader Views (five-star review)

"Raw and unflinching...fans of gritty coming-of-age stories set in middle America will find much that's moving and urgent in Touch..."
- BookLife Reviews

"Readers will easily recognize Miller's fundamental coming-of-age story, but the rawness of her characters' suffering and the unforeseen plot curves add novelty."
- The BookLife Prize.

"Megan's voice is unpolished, genuine, and irrefutably real - adding authenticity for readers who crave a more personal connection...a beacon of light."
- The BookLife Prize.

"In Miller's heart-rending tale, both Megan and Shawn are vivid, psychologically developed characters...[the] plotline twists and turns unexpectedly, making for compelling reading..."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Remarkable. . . An epic study of trauma and friendship, suspense, love, and family written with such intelligence and depth of perception that it will be one of the benchmarks against which all other novels that broach those subjects (and they are legion) will be measured."
- The Reviewer (book blogger/Instagram book reviewer)

"Miller's debut paints a dark, sensitive portrait..."
- BookLife Reviews

"A Tale of Emotional Reality. . . The personal trials of each character and how they deal with each one are delivered with a...


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