The Ethan I Was Before is an award-winning story of love and loss, wonder and adventure, and ultimately of hope. Before: Ethan was always up for a laugh, always willing to accept a dare, always ready for a baseball game with his big brother, Roddie, or an adventure with his best friend, Kacey. Now: Ethan's family is escaping Boston for the small town of Palm Knot, Georgia. But Ethan's not sure he'll ever escape the memories of the accident that cost him everything. When Ethan meets Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories, he starts to wonder if it's possible to become the boy he used to be again. But Ethan soon discovers that he's not the only one with secrets, and Coralee's are catching up with her. And what she's hiding just might be putting both their lives in danger.