Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma's death.
Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical.
Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry.
Brenda: An actress and screenplay writer afraid to confront her past.
Brian: A potter who sets aside his life for Tricia, to the detriment of both.
Linked and transformed by one phone call, Hello? weaves together these five Wisconsin teens' stories into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity, and ultimately hope.
Told from all five viewpoints: narration (Tricia), narration (Emerson), free verse poetry (Angie), screenplay format (Brenda), narration and drawings (Brian).
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20 lucky people who post pictures and use the hashtag #HelloFrom will randomly be selected from all over the world to win prize packages that include items inspired byHello?. Many were purchased from artists/stores located in Door Country, WI, the setting for the novel.
What are others saying about Hello?
“During the 1960’s, Carole King released an album entitled Tapestry–a masterful weaving of story and song. A half-century later, author Liza Wiemer has mirrored that blend by wonderfully stringing together several forms of narration, one specific to each of her characters. Hello? is a truly remarkable and memorable story communicated in a superbly envisioned way.”–Paul Volponi, award-winning author of The Final Four, Game Seven, and Black and White.
“A triumph of writing and humanity. The characters stayed with me long after I read the book.” —Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of The Boy Most Likely To, What I Thought Was True, and My Life Next Door
“Brave, beautiful, and wholly original, this story about tantalizing connections and heartbreaking relationships will haunt you, fill you with hope, and leave you smiling.”—Martina Boone, author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island series