Stronger at the Seams

by Shannon Stocker

On Sale: 2024-10-01

Price: $18.99

Book Summary

When Twyla begins struggling with health issues the doctors dismiss as minor, she finds herself searching for answers on her own, while also dealing with friendship fallouts and the lingering effects of her mother’s death as she navigates her freshman year of high school.

About the Book

From award-winning author Shannon Stocker comes a moving and empowering YA novel that explores what it means to find your voice and learn to advocate for yourself. Twyla has always believed things happen for a reason, but when she starts having severe health issues and doctors won’t listen to her concerns, she finds herself questioning everything, including her diagnosis … and wondering if her mother’s death holds the answer.

Twyla enters high school sure of three things: Her best friends will always be there for her, the next four years will be amazing, and her mom was right when she said there’s a reason behind everything. Then she gets extremely nauseous and has trouble concentrating during a field hockey game. The doctors say it’s only a mild digestive issue, but Twyla is convinced they’re wrong. Making things worse, her friends start ghosting her outside of school, even though they tell her everything is fine, and her dad is becoming more distant each time she asks about her mom’s life before she died.

As Twyla’s illness intensifies and her diagnosis stays the same, she finds herself feeling like her world is unraveling. It’s not until she begins researching her symptoms herself—and discovers something in her mom’s old records that could hold the answer to her condition—that she believes there could be some sort of reason for everything she’s facing. But will anyone listen to her in time?

Stronger at the Seams:

  • Is a contemporary fiction novel for readers 12 and up and adult fans of YA
  • Comes from Shannon Stocker, the winner of the 2023 Schneider Award for Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion and an advocate for children with disabilities and chronic disease
  • Is a powerful coming-of-age story about family, friendship, and self-advocacy


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780310162353
  • ISBN 10: 0310162351
  • Imprint: Blink
  • On Sale: 2024-10-01
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Publisher: Blink
  • Publication Date: 2024-10-01
  • Category 1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
  • Category 2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
  • Category 3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Category 4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)