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Title:
Before I let go / Marieke Nijkamp.
ISBN:
9781492642282

9781492669456
Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2018]

©2018
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357 pages ; 22 cm
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When Corey moves away from Lost Creek, Alaska, she makes her friend Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. With every hour, Corey's suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets--but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter.
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ANew York TimesBestseller!

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Endscomes another unforgettable story of loss, hope, betrayal, and the quest for truth

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.

Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated--and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets--chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...


Author Notes

Marieke Nijkamp is the Young Adult writer of the New York Times bestseller of This is where it ends.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Nijkamp's reflective examination on love and returning home pairs well with the haunting environment of Lost Creek, a tiny Alaskan town where strange things are known to happen. Corey and her family left Lost Creek seven months ago, and it's been hard to leave behind her best friend, Kyra. Both girls grew up in Lost Creek, but Kyra's mental illness drove a wedge between her and other residents, with Corey caught in the middle. Just before Corey's planned trip back to Lost Creek, Kyra is found dead, leaving Corey just five days to uncover what happened and say goodbye to her friend. Told through a combination of flashbacks and present-day passages, this complex coming-of-age tale is hindered only by a repetitive fixation on Corey's guilt and her musings on the concept of home. But this intense focus on Corey's thoughts and feelings lets readers immerse themselves in her pain and her drive for answers; Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) has an uncommon talent for drawing readers deep into the psyches of her characters. Ages 14-up. Agent: Jennifer Udden, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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