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The Truth About Leaving

By Natalie Blitt

Release Date: 3/5/2019

ISBN: 9781948705097 | eBook ISBN: 9781948705103

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

After giving up her dreams of dance to care for her family, all Lucy wants to do is prepare for college and enjoy her senior year. Her carefully choreographed plan skips a beat when Dov, the new Israeli transfer student, shows her a love story she had never imagined, starting with a single poem.

A cross-cultural love story about the power of poetry, music, and words to help us survive the uncertainties of young adulthood and young love.


The Truth About Leaving is an alternative map to the future and a heartening reminder to take love and life day by day.
— Foreword Reviews
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About Natalie Blitt

Natalie Blitt is the author of the young adult romances The Truth About Leaving and The Distance from A to Z (HarperTeen). Her middle grade titles, Carols and Crushes and Snow One Like You, have been featured in Scholastic catalogues and book fairs. She was a double 2017 Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist for Best First Book and Best Young Adult Romance. Raised in Canada, she now lives in the Chicago area. She loves romance and writing about young love—all themes found in her books.