Two Roads from Here

Teddy Steinkellner

Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers/June 20th, 2017

“A must-have coming-of-age story that will resonate with all types of YA readers.”— School Library Journal

“The book is compulsively readable and unfailingly well written, and the characters are nicely individualized. Impressively original.” — Booklist

“Deeply drawn characters and skillful use of multiple first-person narratives take readers down two possible paths”— Kirkus Reviews

“Two Roads From Here is full of unexpected plot twists, moments of crisis, and overlapping storylines... the author delivers an impactful plot encouraging readers to think seriously about how their choices affect themselves and others.”

“Is one choice more ‘right’ than another? Will the teens end up in the same place regardless of what they choose? The philosophical answers will pique readers’ interest.”
— Publishers Weekly


About the Book

Five high school seniors. Two different roads. One life-changing decision. For fans of Tommy Wallach and Patrick Ness comes a thoughtful, funny novel that explores what happens to five teens when they choose the road…and the road not taken.

Should Brian play in Friday’s football game, even though his head really hurts?
Should Allegra commit to college now that her mother’s illness has returned?
Should Cole cheat on the SATs for a chance to get into his dream school?
Should Nikki go all the way with her boyfriend?
Should Wiley tell his best friend that he loves her and risk losing her completely?

These five seniors are about to have an opportunity people only dream about: to experience two potential outcomes of a life-altering decision. When it’s all over, will they still recognize their futures?


About the Author

Teddy Steinkellner is the author of Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga and its sequel, Trash Can Nights: The Saga Continues. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he majored in English and American Studies.  He currently lives in Los Angeles, with his wife, Courtney, and their cat, Channing. Visit him at