When sixteen-year-old Alexander "Ace" Burnell moves to Manhattan from Long Island with his mother and twin brother, Justin, shortly following his father's suicide, he knows of two things:... More >
1. The year is to be terribly hellish, no questions asked.
2. He's going to work his hardest to get away from his "family" for college.
However, when he encounters Aurora Garland on his first day at his new school, he's immediately entranced by her elusive nature. She's enigmatic, she's unfathomably beautiful, and as the beginning of the school year progresses, Ace discovers that she has a highly self-destructive personality. He soon finds himself seduced by New-York-City-esque reinvention, exposing himself to the full spectrum of a reality that toys with both his heart and his wits.
Aurora's Ashes addresses several social and coming-of-age issues, some of which are peer pressure, adolescent romance, innocence, the various types of depression, and how to cope with the transition from youth into young adulthood.< Less