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Loud Awake and Lostby Adele Griffin
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LOUD. There was an accident. Ember knows at least that much. She was driving. The car was totaled. She suffered back injuries and brain trauma. But she is alive. That's the only thing left she can cling to.
AWAKE. Eight months later, Ember feels broken. The pieces of her former self no longer fit together. She can't even remember the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident. Where was she going? Who was she with? And what happened during those six weeks that her friends and family won't talk about?
LOST. One by one, Ember discovers the answers to these questions, like a twisted game of dominos. And little by little, the person she used to be slips further and further away.
In the wake of her critically praised young adult psychological thrillers, Tighter and All You Never Wanted, National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin has created another triumph. Loud Awake and Lost is an unflinching story of loss and recovery.
"Piecing together a teen's forgotten past is the object of this mesmerizing romance set in the aftermath of a horrific car accident. The heroine, Ember Leferrier, who has suffered multiple injuries as well as amnesia, comes home from the hospital to family and friends who seem relieved that she's back to her 'real' self. Slowly, Ember gathers that she was not acting normally during the weeks before the accident and that a strange boy was also in the car, and didn't survive. Mirroring the eerie atmosphere of Griffin's Tighter, the novel traces Ember's flashes of memory that draw her from her Brooklyn home to a darker place, where she meets and falls in love with a young artist. Keeping their relationship private causes Ember to act secretively, as she did before her accident, but if she can sort out her impulses to venture outside her safety zone, she might find the key to her memory loss. Astute readers may put together the puzzle before Ember does, but sorting hallucinations from reality is an intriguing and chilling mental exercise. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
There was an accident. Ember knows at least that much. She was driving. The car was totaled. Eight months later, Ember feels broken. She can’t even remember the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident. Where was she going? Who was she with? And what happened during those six weeks that her friends and family won’t talk about?
In the wake of her critically praised young adult psychological thrillers, Tighter and All You Never Wanted, National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin has created another triumph in this unflinching story of loss and recovery that Booklist called “exquisite” in a starred review.
About the Author
ADELE GRIFFIN is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, both National Book Award finalists. She is also the author of All You Never Wanted, Tighter, Picture the Dead, The Julian Game, and the Witch Twins and Vampire Island middle-grade series. Adele lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, New York.
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