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ISBN13: 9780142415436
ISBN10: 014241543x
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Publisher Comments:

A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family.

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces — to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Review:

"The last normal moment that Mia, a talented cellist, can remember is being in the car with her family. Then she is standing outside her body beside their mangled Buick and her parents' corpses, watching herself and her little brother being tended by paramedics. As she ponders her state ('Am I dead? I actually have to ask myself this'), Mia is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, she reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live. Via Mia's thoughts and flashbacks, Forman (Sisters in Sanity) expertly explores the teenager's life, her passion for classical music and her strong relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend, Adam. Mia's singular perspective (which will recall Alice Sebold's adult novel, The Lovely Bones) also allows for powerful portraits of her friends and family as they cope: 'Please don't die. If you die, there's going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school,' prays Mia's friend Kim. 'I know you'd hate that kind of thing.' Intensely moving, the novel will force readers to take stock of their lives and the people and things that make them worth living. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright © Reed Business Information, Inc. All rights reserved.)

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"...laced with insight, good humor, and wonder... " Booklist

Review:

"...the stakes are poignantly conveyed through Mia's vivid memories of a rich, rewarding life." Hornbook

Review:

"Forman's characters are smart and solid. There is little wasted prose, and not a single event rings false. Music lovers will appreciate the passions of Mia, Adam, and her family." VOYA

Review:

"Readers will find themselves engrossed in Mia's struggles and will race to the satisfying yet realistic conclusion.... Both brutal and beautiful, this thought-provoking story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make — and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

Synopsis:

The love story of Jenny and Billy continues in this captivating sequel to the acclaimed paranormal young adult novel A Certain Slant of Light.

Synopsis:

Hayley Matthews draws strength and focus from her dream of cheerleading, her family, and her Christian faith, as she battles cancer in a story of romance, adversity, and friendship, by the author of the Ghost Huntress series.

Synopsis:

Hayley Matthews is determined to be the best cheerleader she can. She works hard and pushes herself 110% all the time. Then Hayley finds a lump on her leg. The diagnosis is cancer. The prognosis is unclear. She could lose her leg. Or maybe her life.

At first Haley is scared, terrified. In an instant, everything she’s worked for seems out of reach. But Haley is strong. She’s going to fight this disease. She will not let it take her life or her dreams.

Synopsis:

Speak meets Black Swan in this stunningly dramatic debut novel

All that drama, plus pointe shoes? Yes, please: this is one book thats bound to make a splash

Theo is better now.

Shes eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isnt talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didnt do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything shes been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

 

About the Author

Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, the Nation, and the New York Times Magazine.

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Mia Gallagher, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by Mia Gallagher)
This book is really heartfelt! I felt sad for Mia and all she went through. You have to be super brave to make a choice like that!
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Mia Gallagher, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by Mia Gallagher)
This book is really heartfelt! I felt sad for Mia and all she went through. You have to be support brave to make a choice like that!
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Traci Newcomb, June 28, 2014 (view all comments by Traci Newcomb)
An amazingly hearybreaking read. I loved it from beginning to end and would highly recommend it to anyone who liked The Fault In Our Stars.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142415436
Author:
Forman, Gayle
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Bass, Ron
Author:
Levithan, David
Author:
Whitcomb, Laura
Author:
Patterson, Valerie O.
Author:
Various
Author:
Colbert, Brandy
Author:
Gibson, Marley
Author:
Stoltz, Adrienne
Author:
Selznick, Brian
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Situations / Sexual Abuse
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
Mixed media, eg book and CD-ROM, book and toy etc
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 320 pages Speak - English 9780142415436 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The last normal moment that Mia, a talented cellist, can remember is being in the car with her family. Then she is standing outside her body beside their mangled Buick and her parents' corpses, watching herself and her little brother being tended by paramedics. As she ponders her state ('Am I dead? I actually have to ask myself this'), Mia is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, she reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live. Via Mia's thoughts and flashbacks, Forman (Sisters in Sanity) expertly explores the teenager's life, her passion for classical music and her strong relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend, Adam. Mia's singular perspective (which will recall Alice Sebold's adult novel, The Lovely Bones) also allows for powerful portraits of her friends and family as they cope: 'Please don't die. If you die, there's going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school,' prays Mia's friend Kim. 'I know you'd hate that kind of thing.' Intensely moving, the novel will force readers to take stock of their lives and the people and things that make them worth living. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright © Reed Business Information, Inc. All rights reserved.)
"Review" by , "...laced with insight, good humor, and wonder... "
"Review" by , "...the stakes are poignantly conveyed through Mia's vivid memories of a rich, rewarding life."
"Review" by , "Forman's characters are smart and solid. There is little wasted prose, and not a single event rings false. Music lovers will appreciate the passions of Mia, Adam, and her family."
"Review" by , "Readers will find themselves engrossed in Mia's struggles and will race to the satisfying yet realistic conclusion.... Both brutal and beautiful, this thought-provoking story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned."
"Synopsis" by , In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make — and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

"Synopsis" by ,
The love story of Jenny and Billy continues in this captivating sequel to the acclaimed paranormal young adult novel A Certain Slant of Light.
"Synopsis" by ,
Hayley Matthews draws strength and focus from her dream of cheerleading, her family, and her Christian faith, as she battles cancer in a story of romance, adversity, and friendship, by the author of the Ghost Huntress series.
"Synopsis" by ,

Hayley Matthews is determined to be the best cheerleader she can. She works hard and pushes herself 110% all the time. Then Hayley finds a lump on her leg. The diagnosis is cancer. The prognosis is unclear. She could lose her leg. Or maybe her life.

At first Haley is scared, terrified. In an instant, everything she’s worked for seems out of reach. But Haley is strong. She’s going to fight this disease. She will not let it take her life or her dreams.

"Synopsis" by ,
Speak meets Black Swan in this stunningly dramatic debut novel

All that drama, plus pointe shoes? Yes, please: this is one book thats bound to make a splash

Theo is better now.

Shes eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isnt talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didnt do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything shes been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

 

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