Cynthia Leitich Smith
Check out the book trailer for Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (Balzer + Bray/HarperTeen, 2012). From the promotional copy:
Two days before her junior year, Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed--as in blinding light, her life flashing before her, then nothing.
Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school, leaning over her.
And even though it isn’t possible, Janelle knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
But her reincarnation, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI-agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what?
Then when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her: Everything that’s happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben’s sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it.
And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.
From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl’s fight to save herself, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming.