Aurelia Wills

Someone I Wanted To Be


Someone I Wanted To Be

Release date: September 6th, 2016

Published by Candlewick Press



“….an ultimately satisfying read.” – School Library Journal


“A melancholy, memorable piece tackling shame, unkindness, poverty, and, finally, hope.

– Kirkus Reviews


“Amazing! Love, loss, pain, betrayal, and secrets – all played out with grit and tenderness in the high school social hierarchy.”

                                                                    – Gail Giles, author of Shattering Glass and Girls Like Us


“A taut, tense tale where land mines lie beneath each sideways glance and uttered phrase, where friendship, family, love and lust are intricate, maddening puzzles.”

                                                   – Dana Reinhardt, author of We Are the Goldens


“Wills provides a painfully accurate portrayal of how complex and agonizing relationships with parents and friends can be in the achingly beautiful story of loss, love, and, ultimately, survival. I loved this book.”

                                                 – Jo Knowles, author of Read Between the Lines