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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library Y CUL (Text) 33500013195227 New Checked out 09/30/2020
Hendrum LINK Site Y CUL (Text) 33500013195219 New In transit -

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  • ISBN: 0062908022
  • ISBN: 9780062908025
  • Physical Description: 465 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2020]

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Five months ago, Liv's big brother, Jonah, shot himself. It was an accident. He didn't know that the gun was loaded. But the damage was done. Now he won't ever be leaving their small mill town like he planned. Jonah can't speak, can't walk, can't take care of himself at all. Their house is full of machines and nurses working around the clock to keep Jonah alive. Liv's mom is struggling to cope with the aftermath, so Liv ends up being the one to soothe Jonah when he gets agitated, to lie with him when he can't sleep, and to see the carefree brother she's sure is still inside him somewhere. Liv hasn't spoken to Clay, Jonah's best friend, since the accident, even though he lives just across the street. The gun belonged to Clay's father, and Clay was with Jonah that terrible day. With Liv's mom suing Clay's father, there are lines Liv is not supposed to cross. As their entire community chooses sides, she feels the distance between them growing every day. Liv knows that Clay is nearly as broken as Jonah. She knows his life also changed forever the same moment as Jonah's. And she refuses to turn away from Clay, just as she refuses to give up on Jonah.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    For the last five months, Liv has been caring for her brother, Jonah, after his recklessness with a neighbor's gun resulted in a near-mortal head wound. Now debilitated, Jonah requires 24/7 support just to stay alive. Making matters worse, Liv's mother is balancing a lawsuit against the neighbor with her efforts to keep her family out of poverty. One of Liv's few lifelines is the neighbor's son, Clay, in whom she secretly confides her fears: Will a split-second decision by her brother determine how she will live the rest of her life? Told in verse, this first novel takes readers on an emotional journey that follows a life-altering tragedy. Culley weaves carefully chosen details into a slowly forming tapestry that depicts a town decaying after its main industry has shuttered, leaving the community hopeless and its youth desperate to escape its soul-crushing despair. The story also highlights how tragedies linger long after headlines forget them. Culley has crafted a tale that is both harrowing in subject matter and elegant in execution. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Gunshot wounds > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
High school > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Novels in verse.

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