After a life-changing decision, Hunter decides that he can’t go on…
…which lands him in Camp Sunshine, a rehab center for depressed teens. Hunter is determined to keep everyone there out of his head, especially his therapist. But when he meets Corin, a beautiful, mysterious, and confident fellow camper, all Hunter wants to do is open up to her, despite the fact that he’s been warned Corin is bad news.
When Corin devises a plan for them to break out of the camp, Hunter is faced with the ultimate choice — will he run from the traumatic incident he’s tried so hard to escape, or will he learn that his mistakes have landed him right where he’s meant to be?
Sunshine is Forever captures the heartbreaking spirit of The Fault in Our Stars, the humor of Orange is the New Black, and the angst of Catcher in the Rye.
"Darkly comic narrative...perfectly paced." - Emily Butler, critic at School Library Journal
"Sunshine is Forever is a book I could not put down....Kyle T. Cowan does an excellent job of keeping you on the edge of your seat." - Ashley D, critic at TeenReads.com
"For any kid who thinks no one else gets it, this is the book you want. Hunter and Corin are two kids simultaneously leading each other to the edge and pulling each other back. Friendship, defiance, dark humor—all the tools of survival and escape are in Kyle T. Cowan’s novel. Sunshine is Forever wryly shows that happiness isn’t just in the bright spots. It’s there to be found in the midst of hard times, too." - Anthony Breznican, author of Brutal Youth
“There are summer camp stories and then there are summer camp stories. Cowan has managed to rip off the band-aid to show us the darker side of being a teen in today’s world. At times hilarious and heartbreaking, Sunshine is Forever is a powerful YA debut.” - Kari Luna, award-winning author of The Theory of Everything
"Cowan’s novel could easily have been subtitled Thirteen Reasons Why Not." - Arlene Allen, critic at Starry Magazine
"Kyle T. Cowan’s Sunshine is Forever bravely reveals the story we all must hear, but are all too often afraid to tell: the human experience. Using humor and pain, Cowan bares the emotional essence of his writing with such honesty, that we are moved to self revelation in the end." - Lew Temple, actor in The Walking Dead
"Sunshine is Forever is surprisingly relatable. Keeps you on the edge of your seat! Very suspenseful." - Amber Portwood, author of Never Too Late, reality star of Teen Mom OG
"Savagely entertaining. It’s The Bell Jar meets Chuck Palahniuk—Cowan tackles teen angst with his own unforgettable brand of dark humor." - Helena Echlin, author of Gone and co-author of Sparked
"Cowan has the guts to take teen suicide and turn it into a darkly comic page turner in an unexpected camp setting." - Malena Watrous, author of If You Follow Me and co-author of Sparked
"Deep, truthful, and raw, Sunshine is Forever is a book that every school library should carry. This is my favorite book so far of 2017." — Dave Barrett, author of It’s All Fun and Games, winner of the Nerdist Collection Contest
"The greatest strength of Sunshine is Forever is author Kyle T. Cowan’s dedication to unflinching honesty. Every single one of his characters is raw and flawed and the more relatable for it. Through this lens, Cowan is able to capture the doubts, desires and dizzying heights that come with youth. Sunshine is Forever is a tale of self-discovery that reminds us all that we are whole, ever-changing and perfectly imperfect." - Brooke Wylie, critic at We Write Things
"Sunshine is Forever is a beautifully raw depiction of the human condition, unabashedly showing the heart’s ability to not just survive, but truly thrive. Cowan teaches us that no matter the depths of our darkest depression, so long as we have an open heart of honesty, forgiveness, and self-accountability, light and love will return—for sunshine, is indeed, forever." - Jamison Stone, author of Rune of the Apprentice
"Kyle T. Cowan’s Sunshine is Forever is a powerful examination of teenage angst, sort of a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for young Millennials. This is a tough story but it’s also one that’s filled with hope. A wholly impressive debut." - Jason Pomerance, author of Women Like Us