A funny, moving, memorable love story about facing fears hand in hand- one snake/spider/potentially unstable fourth floor balcony at a time. From acclaimed debut author Krystal Sutherland, author of OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS. Esther Solar’s family is … unusual. Her father hasn’t left the basement in six years. Her brother is terrified of darkness. Esther isn’t afraid of anything, a feat she achieves by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators are off limits, as are open spaces, crowds, family pets, birds, needles, haircuts, dolls and mirrors. Then Esther is pickpocketed by her old classmate, Jonah Walker. Jonah is just as she remembers him: rude, cocky, from a broken family. He’s also utterly fearless. Jonah’s theft brings their lives crashing back together, and Esther and Jonah become surprising friends. Jonah sets a challenge: every week they must work their way through the world’s 50 most common phobias. Skydiving, horse riding, beekeeping, public speaking, reptile houses – they plan to do it all. As Esther’s family’s fears become ever more entrenched, and Jonah’s family breaks further apart – their weekly foray into fear becomes the only thing that keeps them tethered to reality, and to each other. But each is keeping a secret from the other, a secret that threatens to rip them apart.