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Every Star That Falls (Hardcover)

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This much-anticipated sequel to the acclaimed fan-favorite novel Suicide Notes is a funny, touching look at what happens when you give up trying to be someone people want you to be and become exactly who you are.

Jeff spent forty-five days in the psych ward of a hospital after a suicide attempt. Now that he’s home and has accepted that he’s gay, he’s ready to reenter his life feeling stronger and more comfortable being his true self than ever before.

But it’s hard to come back to an old life when you have a new perspective on it. Returning to school is complicated, and his mother’s anxiety isn’t helping. Jeff will also have to figure out how to reconnect with his best friend, Allie, whose boyfriend he kissed before he went to the hospital. To make things even more complicated, a fellow patient from the ward suddenly appears at school, which brings up all kinds of mixed emotions for Jeff.

Luckily, he’s got new friends from a local community center for queer youths to help him through it all. And some may turn out to be more than just friends…

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"Generous, wry, and big-hearted. A touching and riotous journey through the legacies of pain and the wonders of connection."—Eliot Schrefer, two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author 

"Michael Thomas Ford put me through it with this stunning sequel. A touching, funny, and thoughtful exploration of how we move on from our toughest choices and embrace what makes us unique, even if we're imperfect."—Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue

“In Every Star That Falls, Ford examines with heart and compassion not just what it is to be queer, but the ways in which queerness changes relationships and frees us.”—LC Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts and Camp

Every Star That Falls is an extraordinarily fun and wild ride that will make you laugh and cry on numerous occasions. There is no way to tell what happens next but each chapter comes with a wonderful surprise that keeps you hooked into the moment. The book brings you a lot of things—complex characters, intricate relationships and a beautiful message for the new generation. It’s the kind of story that genuinely reflects the growing complexity of life for young people.”—Vincent Tirado, author of the Pura Belpré Award–winning Burn Down, Rise Up

"A sweet, loving, joyful celebration of queer identity! Queer joy is real, and we deserve happy endings, too!"—Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of The Bridge and Destination Unknown

“Packed with charming characters and witty narration, Every Star That Falls is a moving story about boldly—and proudly—becoming your true self. We've waited fifteen long years for this sequel, and it was so worth the wait!“—Phil Stamper, national bestselling author of The Gravity of Us and Golden Boys

"Brimming with humor and refreshing boldness, Every Star That Falls is a modern yet timeless exploration of what it means to exist authentically in the world. These characters will grab you by the heart and remain with you long after the last page is turned."—Brian D. Kennedy, author of A Little Bit Country

About the Author


Michael Thomas Ford is the award-winning author of numerous works for both adults and young readers, including Suicide Notes, as well as some of the earliest books about the HIV/AIDS crisis and several books about the LGBTQ community. He lives in rural Appalachia with his husband and dogs.

Praise For…


"Generous, wry, and big-hearted. A touching and riotous journey through the legacies of pain and the wonders of connection." — Eliot Schrefer, two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author 

"Michael Thomas Ford put me through it with this stunning sequel. A touching, funny, and thoughtful exploration of how we move on from our toughest choices and embrace what makes us unique, even if we're imperfect." — Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue

“In Every Star That Falls, Ford examines with heart and compassion not just what it is to be queer, but the ways in which queerness changes relationships and frees us.”
LC Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts and Camp

Every Star That Falls is an extraordinarily fun and wild ride that will make you laugh and cry on numerous occasions. There is no way to tell what happens next but each chapter comes with a wonderful surprise that keeps you hooked into the moment. The book brings you a lot of things—complex characters, intricate relationships and a beautiful message for the new generation. It’s the kind of story that genuinely reflects the growing complexity of life for young people.”
Vincent Tirado, author of the Pura Belpre award-winning Burn Down, Rise Up

"A sweet, loving, joyful celebration of queer identity! Queer joy is real, and we deserve happy endings, too!" — Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of The Bridge and Destination Unknown

"Packed with charming characters and witty narration, Every Star That Falls is a moving story about boldly—and proudly—becoming your true self. We've waited fifteen long years for this sequel, and it was so worth the wait!“ — Phil Stamper, national bestselling author of The Gravity of Us and Golden Boys

"An excellent sequel. There is much to love in this plot-rich novel. Depictions of polyamory are still few and far between in YA, and happily, Ford handles his material deftly and populates the book with fully realized, empathic characters. For readers who have been around since the beginning as well as those new to Jeff's story, this is a splendid sequel that dramatically answers the question: What happened to Jeff?" — Booklist (starred review)

"The queer joy throughout is the highlight." — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Suicide Notes: “With a sprinkling of dark humor and a full measure of humanness, Suicide Notes is quirky, surprising, and a riveting read.” — Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Fallout and Crank

“Like the very best teen novels, Suicide Notes is both classic and edgy, timeless and provocative.” — Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club and The Last Chance Texaco

“Jeff’s journey is wittily unique, balancing a fresh voice and a uniquely realistic character with comedy and seriousness.” — KLIATT

“Make(s) a powerful emotional impact.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Jeff’s wit and self-discovery are refreshing, poignant, and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny.” — School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR LOVE & OTHER CURSES: “Funny, heartfelt, and magnificently unexpected, Michael Thomas Ford’s Love & Other Curses is a gritty, glittery triumph that broke my heart, put it back together again, and left me with a new, much needed sway in my sashay.” — Bennett Madison, author of September Girls

“Intriguing. A solid exploration of the meanings of love.” — Booklist

Love & Other Curses is a book with heart—a big, generous, loving heart. Anyone looking for a deep, thoughtful story about love and life and coming of age will enjoy the relationships, the search, and the lovely magic that may or may not be a part of every person’s life.” — New York Journal of Books

“Michael Thomas Ford has created an intense, complex exploration of family, love, and gender & sexual identity. I learned, I laughed, I got inspired.” — Jeff Garvin, author of Symptoms of Being Human



Product Details
ISBN: 9780063256354
ISBN-10: 0063256355
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 416
Language: English