Author: Jenny Hubbard.
Senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend, Emily Beam, and then takes his own life. Soon after, angry and guilt-ridden Emily is sent to a boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where two quirky fellow students and the spirit of Emily Dickinson offer helping hands. But it is up to Emily Beam to heal her own damaged self, to find the good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow. (Goodreads Summary.)
Sexual Content: MC notes how she remembers the weather on the day she lost her virginity, but not details. “In the four months they were together they had sex fifteen times.” A few details in a memory of one of those times.
Language: 10 scatological terms, 2 hell, 1 d***
Violence: Character remembers hitting a dog while driving. Girl remembers the painful aftermath of abortion.