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About the Author
Stephanie Kuehn is a psychologist and an author. She has written five novels for teens, including Charm & Strange, which won the ALA's 2014 William C. Morris Award for best debut young adult novel. Stephanie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and their many pets, where life is loud, joyous, and filled with animal hair.
"A compelling and thoughtful exploration of mental health by way of an unexpected--and beautiful--friendship forged during the darkest of times. Stephanie Kuehn writes fearlessly, honestly, and tenderly about the challenges of recovery and We Weren't Looking to Be Found is a hopeful, affecting, and important book."—Courtney Summers, New York Times best-selling author of Sadie and The Project
"An insightful, grounded, and compassionately messy meditation on adolescence, institutional support, and helping oneself."—Kirkus, starred review
"Both teens narrate in the first person, giving an intimacy and immediacy to their struggles with depression and addiction that feel authentic. This may be triggering for some teens but a lifesaver for others, as the bittersweet ending is hopeful while acknowledging that recovery is rarely straightforward."—Booklist
"Using insightful prose, Kuehn’s haunting novel follows two teens struggling to connect while recovering from individual mental health challenges...The girls’ sincere alternating perspectives, and the compassionate health professionals that facilitate their treatments, provide hope to Cami and Dani’s respective journeys."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"We Weren't Looking to Be Found tells a story of mental health and girlhood with tenderness, nuance, and above all, raw honesty. Nobody hurts, heals, and surprises like Stephanie Kuehn."—Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer