About The Book:
When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.
And it isn’t pretty.
Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.
As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.
Debut author Sharon Huss Roat crafts a charming and timely story of what happens when life as you know it flips completely upside down.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 16th 2015 by Harper Teen
Between The Notes was a great book. It really made me think about my life and how I had it all and lost it in a blink of an eye and now I am trying to recover from the losses I have suffered.
Ivy has it all. She is rich and lives in a nice neighborhood and has a nice house and a great life in general until one day she loses it all and goes from riches to rags. Her father has lost his good job and they have to move out of the only home Ivy has known and move to what she considers is the wrong side of the tracks.
She has to go to a new school and make new friends so she lies to everyone about where she is from. But her lies are coming to an end soon because her next door neighbor is ready to rat her out and tell everyone she is poor and lives in a poor neighborhood and has been lying to everyone.
What will Ivy do if she is outed........
About The Author:
Hi, there! I'm Sharon Huss Roat. I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, went to college at the University of Delaware, and worked in public relations for 20 years before discovering what I really wanted to be when I grew up!
Atop the dome of Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris
(on a research trip for a future novel of course!)
When not writing books for children and young adults, you might find me planting vegetables in my backyard garden, sewing costumes for a school musical, or finding excuses to travel abroad (it's research!). I live in Delaware with my husband (who makes fonts), my son (who makes music) and my daughter (who makes believe).
I'd love to hear from you! Email me here.
I'm also on Twitter, if you want to follow me there. That would be very nice.
I'm represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency.