See What I See by Gloria Whelan
Description (from GoodReads):
Kate Tapert sees her life in paintings. Yet one place she never sees her life is in the work of the famous and reclusive artist Dalton Quinn—her father, whom she hasn’t seen or heard from in nearly ten years. Now Kate has an art dream of her own, and a scholarship to art school to help make it a reality. The last piece to the puzzle is staying with her father, which means it’s time for Kate to work her way into Dalton’s life, into his mind, and into his heart, whether he likes it or not.
See What I See is a powerful family story filled with uneasy relationships, deep secrets, reluctant togetherness, and an examination of the unbreakable bond between father and daughter. Celebrated National Book Award–winning author Gloria Whelan delivers her most modern story yet, with all the beauty, emotion, and timeless themes that she is known for.
In elementary school I loved Gloria Whelan’s books, so I was excited when I saw SEE WHAT I SEE in HarperTeen’s winter catalog. Judging by the description, this book looks like it’ll deal primarily with Kate’s relationship with her father, which excites me. I haven’t read very many YA novels that have a narrow focus on familial relationships, but I think there should be more.