Better Than Running at Night

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Having removed the overly dramatic makeup of her solitary high school days, Ellie looks forward to recreating herself and her art. Arriving alone for winter session at the New England College of Art and Design, Ellie finds the ideal opportunity to do so. In her first days she begins dirty dancing with the devil. Then she makes out with him. A story about independence, trust, and boys.

“With honesty, wit, and a wild first-person narrative, this first novel breaks boundaries in YA fiction in a story about college freshman Ellie Yelinsky and her search for art, love, sex, and meaning.” –Hazel Rochman, Booklist, starred review