Stories Told in a Single Day: Teen Fiction

Every February, a strange and mythical event all about possibility comes around. Whether predicting the seasons or living stuck on repeat, Groundhog Day has become a cultural symbol of the power of a single day. These teen novels all take place over the course of one single day, either packed with life-changing events or reliving them time and time again. 

Neverworld Wake is a preppy thriller with a twist. When Beatrice agrees to a seaside retreat with her former preppy crew, her real motive is to find answers. One year ago her boyfriend, Jim, died at the fancy vacation home, and Beatrice has never believed it was suicide. When a mysterious man shows up at the door, Beatrice finds she may be trapped in this night until she can find the truth.

Before I Fall is about the day Samantha dies—over and over again. After a terrible accident at a party, Sam knows she should be gone, but she just keeps waking up. With no idea how or why she is reliving her last day, Sam will learn that each choice could change everything. 

When Hadley misses her flight to London for her father’s wedding (to a woman she’s never met), she’s stuck at JFK and miserable. But then she catches sight of Oliver. He’s beautiful, he’s British, he’s perfect and he’s sitting next to her on her new flight. It becomes clearer and clearer that they have a real spark. But when the flight is over, will Hadley lose her chance at true love? The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is the charming story of a whirlwind romance.

The universe has Natasha and Daniel on a crash course for each other, but neither of them knows it. The Sun Is Also A Star is a story of two very different teenagers. Natasha is in crisis, trying to stop her family’s deportation to Jamaica in less than 24 hours. Daniel is a poet trapped under the weight of expectations and is just trying to escape his demanding mother for a little while. In less than 12 hours, they will change each other’s lives forever.

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