Zen and Xander Undone
Zen and Xander Undone
Zen and Xander Undone
Amy Kathleen Ryan
Zen and Xander are sisters—truly, madly, deeply sisters, and this is their last summer together. Zen is the "good" girl with a black belt in karate and a newfound penchant for kicking heads. Xander is a wild scientific genius with a self-destructive streak a light-year long. They have three things in common: they’re brown-eyed blondes, they’ve noticed the boy next door has turned into a hottie, and they miss their mom, who died almost a year ago. These sisters are surviving just fine—except Zen keeps getting into fights that are harder and harder to finish, while Xander spirals into a vortex of late-night parties, scary men, and drugs. What’s worse, Xander has scholarships to the most coveted universities in the country, but she’s about to ruin everything. Should Zen keep trying to protect Xander, or finally let her go?

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The Vogel sisters, Zen and Xander, are slowly spiraling out of control after the passing of their mother nearly a year ago. Both mourn in entirely different ways, some of which are not in their best interest. Zen, as a black belt, gets into fights that are hard for her to finish, and that also cause her injuries. Xander goes to parties, experiments with drugs, and adopts "slutty" tendencies with men. Things get crazier after the Vogel sisters find a secret about their mom that could tear the family apart.

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