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The Insomniacs

Marit Weisenberg

Flatiron Books

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ISBN10: 1250257352
ISBN13: 9781250257352


336 Pages



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Ingrid can’t sleep.
She can’t remember, either.

A competitive diver, seventeen-year-old Ingrid is haunted by what she saw at the pool at a routine meet, before falling off the high dive and waking up concussed. The only thing she remembers about the moment before her dive is locking eyes with Van—her neighbor, former best friend, and forever crush—kissing his girlfriend on the sidelines. But that can’t be all.

Then one sleepless night, she sees Van out her window . . . looking right back at her. They begin not sleeping together by night, still ignoring each other at school by day.

Ingrid tells herself this is just temporary, but soon, she and Van are up every night piecing her memory back together. As Van works through his own reasons for not being able to sleep, they’re both pulled into a mystery that threatens to turn their quiet neighborhood into a darker place than they realized.


Praise for The Insomniacs

"At times, this book reads like a languid dream, an apt mood for a book about teens who can’t sleep. It was different in pace and tone and incredibly intriguing. It’s definitely a deep and complex novel that takes on heavy teen issues with the gravitas I think that they deserve.”—

“This achingly mysterious romance delves into the complexities of trusting yourself after being betrayed by the person you loved the most. Marit Weisenberg shines a bright light into a dark corner and reminds us all of the power of love.”—Liara Tamani, author of Calling My Name

The Insomniacs is a novel about what we see and what we think we see—and what we remember and what we can’t bear to remember. It’s about the things that frighten us in our own neighborhoods, and about wanting someone who is so close and yet feels impossibly far away. It’s a novel about love and secrets and bridging the divide between. Weisenberg speaks so beautifully to the risks and dangers of all sorts of yearning—readers will want to embrace her heroine.”—Peternelle van Arsdale, author of The Cold Is In Her Bones

The Insomniacs is a deep dive into the inner workings of anxiety and how pressure and past trauma can swallow us up. And then, outside of that intimate internal with the very human Ingrid, the external world is alive with the complex stories and pasts in a neighborhood and friend groups and teams. The interweaving is intricate and realistic. The romance is palpable. Weisenberg does not shy away from the tough topics, and everything about it feels real and raw.”—Bonnie Pipkin, author of Aftercare Instructions

The Insomniacs is romantic, mysterious, and addictive, with enough twists to keep you up all night.”—Tara Goedjen, author of The Breathless

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Read an Excerpt



2:48 A.M.

Maybe I could still make sleep happen.

Since the accident, where there should have been a memory, there was nothing. My whole life, I’d been able to fully recall each...

About the author

Marit Weisenberg

Marit Weisenberg has a master's degree from UCLA in Cinema and Media Studies and worked as a film and television executive for a number of years. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two daughters. Her previous titles include Select and Select Few.

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Marit Weisenberg

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