A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner in the vein of This is Where It Ends "A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage."-ELIZABETH WEIN, New York Times bestselling author "Hubbard treats tragedy and new beginnings with a skilled, delicate hand."-JOHN COREY WHALEY, author of Where Things Come Back, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award Senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school with a stolen gun, threatens his girlfriend, Emily Beam, and then takes his own life. Soon after, angry and guilt-ridden Emily is sent to a boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where two quirky fellow students and the spirit of Emily Dickinson offer helping hands. But it is up to Emily Beam to heal her own damaged self, to find the good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow. A Boston Globe Best YA Novel of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Tayshas High School Reading List Selection A North Carolina Young Adult book Award Nominee * "As graceful as a feather drifting down, this lyrical story delivers a deep journey of healing on a tragic theme."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred * "And We Stay is a little gem of a book...? there is certainly something for anyone looking for a good read with a strong, believable female lead who is working her hardest to overcome tragedy."-School Library Journal, Starred "Hubbard's writing is elegant and emotional."-Publisher's Weekly "This novel is accomplished, polished, and mixes prose and poetry to stunning effect."-Booklist "Hubbard... captures perfectly the turbulence of young love, the bonds of friendship, and the push-and-pull dynamic between teens and adults."-VOYA
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by Jenny Han
by Jenny Hubbard
by Jenny Milchman
by Octavia Spencer
by Samuel Pepys
by Beth Fantaskey
by Erin Lowry
"Narrator Erin SpencerÕs flat voice mirrors the deflated heroine she portrays. Emily Beam transfers to Amherst School for Girls, located in the hometown of her idol, Emily Dickinson. She arrives in a state of turmoil after having discovered she was pregnant; breaking up with her boyfriend, who shot himself in front of her; and having an abortion. While appropriate to the story, SpencerÕs unvaried tone creates an oppressive monotony for the listener. She shines when she reads EmilyÕs poems, which are poignant and healing for heroine and listener alike. To be fair, Spencer has a lot to juggle in a story that mixes poetry and prose, present and past, the poems the heroine writes and those she reads, as well as imagined conversations with Dickinson. S.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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