What’s so cool about nice guys?

Everyone at Tess’s new school warns her that Micah is bad news—a heartbreaker. But she can’t ignore her attraction to this brooding, brilliant, friendless emo hottie who can turn on the charm—or heart-shredding scorn—at a moment’s notice.

Starting over in a new town after her parents’ split isn’t easy for Tess, and Micah feels like her first real connection. But what happens when their bond suddenly feels like shackles? And Micah starts to remind Tess of her freakishly controlling father?

With Albatross, Josie Bloss takes her storytelling in a new direction by exploring the dark side of relationships.


Critical Acclaim For Albatross

Taut and emotionally wrenching . . . I couldn’t put it down. Josie Bloss is an author to watch.

— Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and the Airhead series

Albatross is a startlingly realistic portrayal of emotionally abusive relationships. Its message to young women is clear: do not put up with men who make you feel bad about yourself.

School Library Journal

Bloss shows the ways that emotional bullying can affect a supposedly loving relationship and how one teen repeats—and breaks—the cycle of abuse…her story will wrench hearts.

Kirkus Reviews

Her descriptions of lust and envy are honest and captivating.

Publishers Weekly

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