Local Girl Swept Away

Local Girl Swept Away is the story of four friends, two boys, two girls, who, in the wake of a tragedy and revealed secrets, must deal with grief, love, and betrayal. The book is set on Cape Cod in the small, eccentric, beautiful community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where everybody knows everybody.

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“The story is compelling and the characters nicely drawn.Wittlinger’s many fans won’t want to miss her latest.” — Booklist

“Teenage best friends grapple with sudden loss in Wittlinger’s … coming-of-age tale, [with] moments of true compassion, and lovely descriptions of the Cape.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Elements of tragedy, mystery, romance, and self-discovery are woven together effectively and fleshed out with memorable imagery. All of the primary characters are complex and well-developed. . . . An enjoyable and thought-provoking read that is sure to appeal to many teens.” — School Library Journal

“The perfect . . . summer time beach read . . . a page turner. This is a great book for those looking for a light mystery for the summer. Wittlinger’s fan will not be disappointed.  — YA Books Central

“Author Ellen Wittlinger proves once against why she’s a master of realistic fiction, creating believable dialogue, events and emotions.” — Bookpage


VOYA: Top of the Top Shelf list

Boston Author’s Club: Highly Recommended winner of the Julia Ward Howe competition

Massachusetts Book Awards, 2018, Recommended Must-Read List


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Publishing Information

Merit Press, 2016

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