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An older sister has a breakdown and has to be hospitalised. A younger sister is left behind to cope with a family torn by grief and friends who turn their backs on her. But worst of all the loss of her sister, who has gone someplace no-one can reach.
It happened to Sonya Sones. Her brilliant sequence of poems describes the night her 19-year-old sister suddenly turns into a screaming stranger and is taken away to a psychiatric hospital. She portrays a loving family torn apart by grief; the ordeal of hospital visits; the anxiety of a 13-year-old that her friends will reject her if they find out, or that this could happen to her too; and finally her acceptance that her life has been forever changed. This stunning book evokes an ordinary teenager's shattered world with powerful intensity. Deeply human and affecting, and very readable, this is an inspirational book that has already won many awards and accolades in the US, and speaks to adults just as much as teenagers.
- Sones, Sonya
- Very good
- Clays Ltd, St Ives plc
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