Boys and Girls Screaming

  • Pages:272
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Themes:grief, abandoned child, adoption, drugs, party
  • Available:04/19/2022

When Ever’s father passes away suddenly, she is devastated. Not long after that, her mom has a stroke and Ever’s anguish becomes almost unbearable. That’s when she gets the idea to form a group she calls Boys and Girls Screaming. Ever brings together kids from their school who have suffered trauma so they can share their stories and begin to heal.

Although the others find solace in the group, Ever tumbles further into depression until she reaches a breaking point. As the group learns the true source of Ever’s pain, they jump into action to help her find a way out.

"With unusual comparisons, quick dialogue and realistic teen language, Carter’s Boys and Girls Screaming leaves readers ultimately hopeful that connecting and speaking out can help young people begin to deal with trauma. Recommended."
– CM Reviews
“… Once the group sessions start, Carter’s writing really grips. … The characters are honest and authentic, their voices wavering between childhood and maturity, their emotions alternating between feeling shattered and pretending to be whole.”
– Quill & Quire
“A thought-provoking read about the pain involved in healing childhood trauma.”
– Kirkus Reviews