It Had to Be Her:

It Had to Be Her

By Anittha Thanabalan

Published by Epigram Books

Young Adult



When two schools merge in their final year of secondary school, Thrii, a sixteen-year-old girl with a tumultuous home life meets Daniel, a thoughtful seventeen-year-old who has a keen eye for photography and the world around him. The two quickly become friends, and then a little more as they share parts of their lives with each other, finding a connection that takes them both by surprise. However, the exciting possibilities of this new connection are overshadowed as Thrii's home life and inner world begin to unravel.