The Complete Book of Aspen (Paperback)
A heartbreakingly hopeful young adult novel-in-verse based on the author's true experience.
DNA sucks at keeping secrets When Aspen's best friend gives her a DNA test kit, a half teaspoon of spit is all it takes to discover her entire life has been a lie.Learning that her beloved late father was not her biological father-and that her mother had deceived her-ignites a wild storm of emotions. Aspen struggles with her identity and the burden of being the gatekeeper of this closely guarded family secret. When her mother refuses to reveal her biological father's name, Aspen sets out on a courageous journey to find him.
Backmatter includes an author's note and explanation of poetic forms.