Two young girls. Two disparate stories. One unlikely friendship….
Dani comes from the richest, most famous Black family in Texas and seems to have everything a girl could want. So why does she keep using and engaging in other self-destructive behavior?
Camila’s Colombian-American family doesn’t have much, but she knows exactly what she wants out of life and works her ass off to get it. So why does she keep failing, and why does she self-harm every time she does?
When Dani and Camila find themselves rooming together at Peach Tree Hills, a treatment facility in beautiful rural Georgia, they initially think they’ll never get along―and they’ll never get better. But then they find a mysterious music box filled with letters from a former resident of PTH, and together they set out to solve the mystery of who this girl was . . . and who she’s become. The investigation will bring them together, and what they find at the end might just bring them hope.
From award-winning author Stephanie Kuehn comes a breathtaking tale of friendship and healing. Both poignant and timely, We Weren’t Looking to Be Found is complex, hopeful, and heartbreaking all at once.
Praise For We Weren’t Looking to Be Found
“A compelling and thoughtful exploration of mental health by way of an unexpected–and beautiful–friendship forged during the darkest of times. Stephanie Kuehn writes fearlessly, honestly, and tenderly about the challenges of recovery and We Weren’t Looking to Be Found is a hopeful, affecting, and important book.”—Courtney Summers, New York Times best-selling author of Sadie and The Project
“We Weren’t Looking to Be Found tells a story of mental health and girlhood with tenderness, nuance, and above all, raw honesty. Nobody hurts, heals, and surprises like Stephanie Kuehn.”—Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer
“*An insightful, grounded, and compassionately messy meditation on adolescence, institutional support, and helping oneself.”—Kirkus, starred review
“*The girls’ sincere alternating perspectives, and the compassionate health professionals that facilitate their treatments, provide hope to Cami and Dani’s respective journeys.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review