She's running...but from what?Roxanne Clarke is about to enter her freshman year of college, where she will join her despised twin sister, Regan, as well as her best friend, Tyler. While the reality of moving away from home and playing collegiate soccer consumes her thoughts, she is also plagued by the presence of Luke, a boy she meets during the summer, that continues to show up everywhere she goes. Unsure of his intent, Roxanne cautiously enters into a friendship with him that eventually turns into love, despite her will to ward off all males since the death of her father.Unbeknownst to her, Luke's sole purpose on earth is to protect Roxanne. As her guardian angel, he manages to betray his instructions by falling in love with her. Now he must decide how the story will end. A unique and captivating novel told from multiple perspectives, Stages is a story about the interwoven lives of teenagers transitioning into adulthood, where actions can have devastating consequences, love isn't always enough, and suffering eventually leads to happiness. With equal parts romance, mystery, and supernatural, this novel portrays the timeline of grieving - from denial to acceptance - and the precarious road in between.