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Glimpse (Paula Wiseman Books)

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Publisher Comments:

In one moment

it is over.

In one moment

it is gone.

The morning grows

thin, grey

and our lives-

how they were-

have vanished.

Our lives have changed

when I walk in

on Lizzie

my sister

holding a shotgun.

Twelve year old girl Hope's life is turned upside down when her older sister Lizzie becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Ever since their dad died Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from a young age. Their mother is a reluctant and unreliable parent at best, and it's up to Hope to discover the terrible secret that's eating away at Lizzie before it's too late. 

Named to the Young Adult Library Services Association 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers lists.

PRAISE FOR GLIMPSE

"An edge-of-the-seat thriller written in sharp, glinting shards of words. Held in, held back, whispered and shouted. Fantastic!” —Tim Wynne-Jones, author of The Uninvited

"Glimpse is a subtle punch in the gut. Once again, Williams’ has captured the poignancy of a pair of loving sisters who are savaged by a dysfunction or disturbed mother. That sick chemistry, the fact that the caretaker entrusted with the greatest responsible is the perpetrator of unspeakable trauma, makes this story chilling and unforgettable. Fortunately, Williams doesn’t lead her readers to the brink of the chasm of despair and shove them in; instead, she demonstrates how courage, resilience, and love can help young people in the most dire of situations survive. This is a book I will read again and one I will recommend to teachers and to my own students." Chris Crowe, author, professor at BYU and former ALAN president.

Synopsis:

andlt;b andgt;This stunning and PEN Awardand#8211;winning novel of triumph over trauma is a and#8220;page-turner for Ellen Hopkins fansand#8221; (andlt;i andgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;i andgt;In one momentandlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;i andgt;it is over.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;i andgt;In one momentandlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;i andgt;it is gone.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/iandgt;Twelve-year-old Hopeand#8217;s life is turned upside down when her older sister, Lizzie, becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from a young age, ever since their dad died. Their mother, who turns tricks to support her family, is a reluctant and unreliable parentand#8212;at best. During the course of this lyrical and heartbreaking narrative, told in blank verse from an exceptionally promising YA voice, readers will discover the chilling reason why Lizzie has stopped speakingand#8212;and why Hope is the only one who can bring the truth to light and save her sister. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;

Synopsis:

In one moment

it is over.

In one moment

it is gone.

The morning grows

thin, grey

and our lives-

how they were-

have vanished.

Our lives have

changed

when I walk in

on Lizzie

my sister

holding a shotgun.

Twelve year old girl Hope's life is turned upside down when her older sister Lizzie becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Ever since their dad died Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from a young age. Their mother is a reluctant and unreliable parent at best, who turns tricks to support the family. Throughout the course of this lyrical and heartbreaking narrative readers and Hope discover that the mother is prostituting Lizzie and it’s up to Hope to bring the truth to light to save her sister.

With raw and haunting writing reminiscent of Ellen Hopkins and Elizabeth Scott, Carol Lynch Williams is a promising new YA voice.

About the Author

Carol Lynch Williams is a PEN Awardand#8211;winning author of more than a dozen books and a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program. Carol facilitates the childrenand#8217;s writing conferences at Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University. She lives in Utah with her family. Visit her at CarolLynchWilliams.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416997313
Author:
Williams, Carol Lynch
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Author:
Gregg, Anna
Author:
Gregg, Lb
Subject:
Situations / Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr (matte lam, emboss, silver foil)
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 512 pages Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - English 9781416997313 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , andlt;b andgt;This stunning and PEN Awardand#8211;winning novel of triumph over trauma is a and#8220;page-turner for Ellen Hopkins fansand#8221; (andlt;i andgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;i andgt;In one momentandlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;i andgt;it is over.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;i andgt;In one momentandlt;BRandgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;i andgt;it is gone.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/iandgt;Twelve-year-old Hopeand#8217;s life is turned upside down when her older sister, Lizzie, becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from a young age, ever since their dad died. Their mother, who turns tricks to support her family, is a reluctant and unreliable parentand#8212;at best. During the course of this lyrical and heartbreaking narrative, told in blank verse from an exceptionally promising YA voice, readers will discover the chilling reason why Lizzie has stopped speakingand#8212;and why Hope is the only one who can bring the truth to light and save her sister. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;
"Synopsis" by , In one moment

it is over.

In one moment

it is gone.

The morning grows

thin, grey

and our lives-

how they were-

have vanished.

Our lives have

changed

when I walk in

on Lizzie

my sister

holding a shotgun.

Twelve year old girl Hope's life is turned upside down when her older sister Lizzie becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Ever since their dad died Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from a young age. Their mother is a reluctant and unreliable parent at best, who turns tricks to support the family. Throughout the course of this lyrical and heartbreaking narrative readers and Hope discover that the mother is prostituting Lizzie and it’s up to Hope to bring the truth to light to save her sister.

With raw and haunting writing reminiscent of Ellen Hopkins and Elizabeth Scott, Carol Lynch Williams is a promising new YA voice.

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