Named a Best Book of Summer by Good Housekeeping, Chicago Magazine, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Veranda, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, and more
Felicia "Fe Fe" Stevens is living with her mother and older brother in Chicago. It's the summer of 1999, and her high-rise is next in line to be torn down. She, with Precious Brown and Stacia Buchanan, form a tentative trio and carve out a simple life of Double Dutch and innocence. But when Fe Fe welcomes a new friend into their fold, the dynamics shift, upending the lives of all four girls. As their neighborhood falls down around them, so too do their friendships and the structures of the girls' families. Decades later, as she remembers that fateful summer, Fe Fe tries to make sense of the grief that still haunts her and attempts to reclaim the love that never left.