Lauren Destefano earned her BA in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut in 2007. Wither is her first novel.
"DeStefano’s page-turner of a book with its cliffhanger ending deserves its multiple starred reviews."
“Readers will find themselves cheering the protagonist, eager to find that light at the end of the tunnel . . .”
“Ms. DeStefano does a good job of capturing that push-pull dynamic that is so common among adolescents: I hate it. I love it. I’m not sure what I’m feeling. . . .
Due to a flaw in the genetic engineering designed to prolong the life of the population, men only live to 25 years of age, and women only live to be 20.