itwillsetyoufreeIt Will Set You Free by Caitlin Elizabeth Harper, graduate, MFA in Creative Writing program at The New School.

Createspace, 2017

From the publisher: Seventeen-year-old Ashling has always been a small-town girl, so when her home life blows up and her mother reacts by whisking her off to Brooklyn for the summer, Ash is forced to leave her simple life on a quiet street behind. At first, Ashling refuses to leave the apartment – until her cute neighbor, Andy, coaxes her out of her solitude, taps into her creative side, and shows her everything the city has to offer. Ash has no sooner decided to give the city (and other people) a chance when she’s burned again: this time by both her father and Andy. Just when Ash is ready to give up, her favorite community art space is faced with closure. Will Ashling be able to devise a plan to save it before it’s too late?