The how & the why / Cynthia Hand.
- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||Y HAN (Text)||33500013166640||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y HAN (Text)||33500013166657||New||Available||-|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||ya HAN (Text)||35500006229502||New||Checked out||01/02/2020|
- ISBN: 9780062693167
- ISBN: 0062693166
- Physical Description: 450 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
- Copyright: ℗♭2019
"Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for; they've given Cass a life she wouldn't trade for the world. She has everything she needs--but she has questions, too. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can't answer, no matter how much they love her. But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for. Alternating between Cass's search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who placed her for adoption, this emotionally resonant narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson."--provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
*Starred Review* Being adopted as a baby has given Cass a good life with loving parents and the best friend ever. But now that she's 18, she feels the urge to search for the woman who gave her life. Little by littleâwhile still mindful of her parents' feelingsâCass chips away at the blank wall dividing her from information she desperately needs in order to complete her sense of self. The narrative is told via two alternating voices that are rich and distinct: Cass', as she moves through her senior year, and her 16-year-old birth mother's, relayed in a series of letters written to the baby while she was pregnant. Their individual issues, dreams, needs, and visions are beautifully rendered and superbly shaped. Inspired by her own experience of being an adopted child, Hand has crafted an absorbing novel that focuses on family, friendship, teen pregnancy, adoption, personal choices, and serious health issues. Cass believably embodies the role of the unassuming female protagonist whose life, through no fault of her own, is roundly challenged, and she finds ways to rise above the conflicts. Give this exquisite novel to readers seeking an emotionally intricate story. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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