"In a series of exquisitely presented snapshots, a young teen struggles to cope with the aftermath of her mother's suicide...? Stunningly beautiful."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Readers are drawn into Isabel's world and her determination to keep on going in the face of her overwhelming loss and responsibilities."-School Library Journal, Starred An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice A Parents' Choice Gold Award From the Paperback edition.
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by Kimberly Willis Holt
by Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal
by Connie Willis
by Victoria Holt
"Thirteen-year-old Isabel has become the emotional centerpiece of her family after her mother's suicide. Vivian McLaughlin's exquisite presentation allows the reader to experience, not only Isabel's sorrow but also her slow healing. The novel's format of short vignettes also brings to life the people around Isabel and their responses to the tragedy. McLaughlin shines when the other characters reflect realistic responses to the suicide, including grief, anger, and guilt. McLaughlin's smooth narration is completely believable as that of a teenager. Bringing the listener vividly to the island of Guam, Holt's text incorporates the occasional Chamorro word. This beautifully plotted story of sorrow and recovery will appeal to a wide audience of teenagers. E.J.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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