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Knowing When to Leave (Paperback)
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In January 2016 Josie McKenzie, a senior at Key West High School, decides to keep a journal. What follows is a chaotic year as South Florida and the United States are overcome by a mysterious virus and a destructive hurricane season. Almost fifteen years later Josie's journal is discovered and read by one living in a drastically altered world.In this dystopian near-future novel, about a world coping with catastrophic climate change, Kristina Neihouse introduces us to a young person facing impossible choices with no way to foresee the consequences. We also meet representatives of a new race of beings uniquely equipped to inhabit a changed planet.Recipient of a silver medal in the 2018 Florida Book Awards for Young Adult Literature.