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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library Y MIL (Text) 33500013096284 New Available -
Halstad LINK Site Y MIL (Text) 33500013096292 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library ya MIL (Text) 35500006193740 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062456748
  • ISBN: 0062456741
  • Physical Description: 394 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

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Ash does not remember the day she fell out of her friend Solomon's tree house, but ever since that day Solomon has retreated into a dark fantasy world and Ash believes the key to saving him is recovering her lost memory.
"A crucial, genre-bending tale, equal parts Ned Vizzini and Patrick Ness, about the life-saving power of friendship. Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were twelve. Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon's treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters ... in both animal and human form. As Solomon slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth--together. Fearless and profound, Sam J. Miller's follow up to his award-winning debut novel, The Art of Starving, spins an intimate and impactful tale that will linger with readers."--Amazon.
When they were twelve, Ash fell from Solomon's tree house. She's lost all memory of the events leading up to the fall but since then Solomon has retreated further and further into a world that he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters, in both animal and human form. As he slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* Well-known for his lyrical and powerful debut, The Art of Starving (2017), Miller has crafted a stunning and intimate new novel about the effects of trauma on individual lives, as well as the connections that allow people to face their own incredibly difficult pasts. Ash fell out of a tree house when she was young, losing all memory of what happened to cause the accident. Solomon has receded into his own imaginary world (the Darkside), populated by monsters, dragons, and enemies of all kinds, since the same incident that caused Ash's accident. Told in a similar way to Patrick Ness' Release (2017), the narrative in Miller's book switches between events based in reality and those based in the world that Solomon has created to escape his own trauma. Readers will be drawn into this not only because of the inventiveness of Solomon's imaginary refuge but also because of the desire to know what happened that led each of them to their present circumstances. Miller's ability to merge the darkly fantastic with reality is deeply affecting; readers will be unable to forget neither the pain nor the eventually freeing illumination Solomon and Ash find in the past. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Psychic trauma > Juvenile fiction.
Mental illness > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Amnesia > Fiction.
Tree houses > Fiction.
Depression in adolescence > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Novels.
Novels.

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