Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined


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Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star Mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music.


Ingrid is on a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: convicts, runaways, and her.


When the curtain fell on Margot-Sophia’s singing career, they buried the past and settled into a small, painfully normal life. But Ingrid longed to let the music soar again.


Ingrid is never going to make it through this summer if she can’t figure out why she’s here…and why the music really stopped.


Winner of the Forest of Reading White Pine Award

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award Finalist

Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist

Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Teen Book Award Finalist

Crystal Kite Award Finalist

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Finalist

Green Mountain Book Award Finalist

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Prix des Libraires du Quebec Finalist

Prix Lucioles (France) Finalist

Prix Sorcieres (France) Finalist

Prix Farniente (Belgium) Finalist

CBC Best Canadian Young Adult Books List 2017

Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year list 2018

Ontario Library Association Best Bets 2018 list

Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best of YA list 2017

Quill & Quire Best Books of 2017 (honourable mention)

“And elegant, humorous tearjerker,” The Guardian

“Outstanding”—School Library Journal

“An emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel.”—Quill & Quire, starred review

“Lush and fully realized…an honest examination of the messy pain inherent in breaking away from a parent.”—The Globe & Mail

“Ultimately a book about complicated family relationships and depression, this will speak to fans of Sarah Dessen.”—Booklist

“Ingrid is an authentic, fully developed character, and her adventures and insights will keep readers riveted to the page.”—VOYA

“Younge-Ullman’s subtle approach to narrative pacing allows readers to accompany Ingrid on her journey to fully confront and accept her past as she discovers her own true voice.”—Kirkus Reviews


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