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We Are Not Alone

A middle grade must read, showing there is humor and light to be found even in the darkest of times.

After his best friend dies, cancer survivor Sam is given a notebook filled with his friend’s mysterious theories about the universe, which sends loner Sam and popular girl Cat on a journey to find the secrets of the unknown—only to discover that the answers are closer than they think.


Praise for We Are Not Alone:

“A beautiful and original exploration of friendship, and its power to make us more than just the sum of our parts. Funny, tender and insightful, Sam’s voice will stay with readers long after they turn the final page.” —Ali Standish, award-winning author of The Ethan I Was Before and The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall

“Katryn Bury is a master of middle grade voice. We Are Not Alone is a powerful, heartfelt exploration of loss, grief, and friendship. I absolutely loved it.” —Michael Leali, award-winning author of The Civil War of Amos Abernathy and Matteo

“Bury expertly balances humor and heartache in We Are Not Alone. Sam’s story explores grief, new friendships, and starting over, but it also celebrates enticing mysteries of the unknown in a way that is sure to engage readers. A quietly powerful novel that will resonate long after the final page.” —A. J. Sass, award-winning author of Ellen Outside the Lines and Ana on the Edge

“Katryn Bury writes about grief and being a survivor with honesty and humor. A multifaceted gem!” —Jennifer Chambliss BertmanNew York Times bestselling author of the Book Scavenger series

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The Author

Katryn Bury

KATRYN BURY wrote her first mystery at the age of six, and has been writing ever since. By day, she is a library technician who is lucky enough to work with middle grade readers. By night, she writes the books she always wanted to read growing up. Katryn also has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminology. Her critically acclaimed middle grade mystery series, Drew Leclair Gets a Clue and Drew Leclair Crushes the Case, has received starred reviews, is named to the ALA Rainbow List, and is a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Her short and serialized fiction can be found in Suspense Magazine and The Sleuth. She lives in Oakland, California with her family and a vast collection of Nancy Drew mysteries.

Visit katrynbury.com to find out more and follow her on Twitter and on Instagram at @katrynwrites.

Katryn is represented by Chelsea Eberly.

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