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  • ISBN: 9780439871808
  • ISBN: 0439871808
  • Physical Description: 325 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Chicken House/Scholastic, 2007.

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Summary, etc.: Hal feels eerily connected to his comatose older sister as she hovers between life and death in a hospital. Hal believes his sister is trying to communicate with him as he tries to solve the mystery of her accident.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 December #1
    Dogar will make more than a glancing impression on teens with this elaborately structured debut, encompassing grief, suspense, romance, and emotional bonds so intense they slip past the usual boundaries of consciousness. At the novel's center are the unknown events that left 15-year-old Charley washed up on a Cornwall beach, comatose. The following summer, her bereft family returns to the same seaside community, where younger brother Hal begins, inexplicably, to channel his hospitalized sister's memories, connecting her injury to the brother of the girl he loves. The fragmented narrative leaps chaotically among Charley's, Hal's, and their telepathically fused perspectives, and not every reader will buy the supernatural elements. But teens who don't balk at nonlinear narratives will sink into Dogar's lyrical, free-associative writing, as expressive about tender romantic moments (such as the sharing of breath, "sweet and close and tangling") as it is about the burden of loss, "like being stuck in a half-life, like some nuclear dump, with millions of years to go before the poison burns itself away." ((Reviewed December 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Liverpool native Sharon Dogar is a graduate of the City Literary Institute of London, and her diverse métiers include being a waitress, bar girl, fruit picker, hearing therapist, school counselor, and now an official writer. Sharon enjoys staring at the sea, lying in meadows, reading stories, looking at pictures in galleries, watching theatre, spending time with family and children, and traveling to here and there.

Sharon’s first book with Scholastic’s Chicken House, Waves, will be released in 2007. About how the story was birthed, Sharon comments, I had the moment.’ That moment when a character just arrives in your mind and begs to be written--whether you want to do it or not. I remember it was lunchtime, and I was fed up and angry because everything I tried to write felt dull and dead. I walked into the sitting room and had a thought: I was by the sea. And in that moment I saw a boy with his back to me, he was in the kitchen of a beach house, looking at something on the wall. Looking at it with utter intensity and absorption. I knew straight away his name was Hal. I walked back into my own kitchen and wrote the prologue, immediately and completely, exactly as it remains now in the final manuscript. And then I had to write the story to go with it!”

For the future Sharon plans to be an involved and active mother and eventually grandmother, see spring turn into summer every year, and of course, continue writing. She presently resides in England with her husband and three children.

Subject: Coma > Patients > Family relationships > Fiction.
First loves > Fiction.
Cornwall (England : County) > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Young adult fiction.
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