"This character-driven story is a winning combination of humor, heart, and redemption. Recommended for all libraries."
―School Library Journal,
"Gets to the heart of middle school awkwardness like a sympathetic haiku."
". . . moving and wise."
The Way to Bea
A novel by Kat Yeh
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, September 2017
With a charming voice, winning characters, and a perfectly-woven plot, Kat Yeh delivers a powerful story of friendship and finding a path towards embracing yourself.
Everything in Bea's world has changed. She's starting seventh grade newly friendless and facing big changes at home, where she is about to go from only child to big sister. Feeling alone and adrift, and like her words don't deserve to be seen, Bea takes solace in writing haiku in invisible ink and hiding them in a secret spot.
But then something incredible happens--someone writes back. And Bea begins to connect with new friends, including a classmate obsessed with a nearby labyrinth and determined to get inside. As she decides where her next path will lead, she just might discover that her words--and herself--have found a new way to belong.