Finn is a 17-year-old full of paradoxes. He’s a drug dealer, but he’s scoring money to send his twin sister to Harvard. He’s desperate to shoot up even though he’s the most popular kid in Dammertown. He’s a philosopher and orator who’s failing all his classes. The only time he finds peace is when he’s bird-watching. Finn’s life begins to spiral out of control, until he discovers a miracle drug called indigo. Finn is convinced that the drug is the way out of everything broken in his life. But is it really as magical as it seems?
"Hand to teens on the edge of new-adult readership who seek a gritty, twisting, high-stakes plot overlaid with pensive, well-crafted language." - Booklist
"There's nothing pretty about drug addiction, but a new drug called indigo, named for the powder's lovely hue, would suggest otherwise. . . Storti's debut . . . is a coming-of-age story wrapped in a cautionary tale . . . yet [Finn's] desire to rise above his circumstances makes for an undeniably entertaining story with a hopeful conclusion." - Publishers Weekly
Kara Storti knew she wanted to be a writer when she decided to skip her junior prom to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury, Vermont. In the years following she spent most of her free time writing short stories, novellas, and poems, and composing pop songs. In 2006 she graduated from the University of Southern Maine with an MFA in Creative Writing, where she fell in love with writing novels for young adults. Kara has been a singer, songwriter, pianist, and flautist since she was a child and has performed throughout the world. She grew up in upstate New York and now resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tripping Back Blue is Kara’s first book.
Check out her author page at Lerner Publishing Group here.