Wild Blue Wonder

There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.

Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan. 

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.


“Lovely and heartbreaking.”

Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Booklist Top 10 YA Romance of 2018

Featured in Bustle’s “The 11 Best YA Books Coming Out in June 2018”

One of Hypable’s Best Books of June 2018

A Brit + Co. Pick: “12 New Young Adult Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List”

A ParnassusNext Selection 

A Once Upon a Book Club Selection

A Bookish Box Selection

“Infused with hope and tinged with magic, Wild Blue Wonder is an engrossing story about family, grief, and the kind of beauty that only comes with letting oneself love again. This book stole every single one of my breaths.”Ashley Herring Blake, author of Girl Made of Stars

Wild Blue Wonder is a glittering dream of a book. It captured my heart with its equal strokes of grief, beauty, and hope. Like the Sawyers themselves would say, it is both magic and trueand I wanted to linger a little longer in Winship with them, hanging paper wishes from the rafters even after the final page.”Emily Bain Murphy, author of The Disappearances

“A striking examination of love—of friends, of family, of self—as well as of grief . . . This is a soft and lovely exploration of how life can freeze at the point of tragedy, and of a girl who learns to thaw.”Booklist (starred review)

“Surges with emotion. Sorosiak has created a family whom readers will connect with in all their messy, genuine sincerity.”Publishers Weekly

“Filled with science, summer camps and secrets, this is an uplifting and touching look at grief, guilt and giving yourself permission to love again.”Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

“A beautiful story.”Bustle

“This stunning novel about love, loss, and lake monsters is just the excuse you need to splurge on a summer must-read.”Brit + Co. 

“The perfect book for lazy, hazy summer afternoons . . . With touches of magical realism grounded in hard-won emotional truths, fans of Emily Henry, Morgan Matson, and Courtney Stevens will find much to love in Wild Blue Wonder.Parnassus Books