The Most Precious Substance on Earth  


The Most Precious Substance on Earth
August 24, 2021 | 256 pages
ISBN: 9780771094965

A humorous coming-of-age novel and a sharp-edged look at how silence can shape a life, from the winner of the Journey Prize. "But wait, what happened to the girl?" "I don't know," I say. I don't tell him that what will happen to her is what happens to every girl. Nina, a bright, hilarious, and sensitive 14-year-old, doesn't say anything when her best friend begins to pull away, or when her crush on her English teacher intensifies.