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Emmy Rane is married at nineteen, a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock.

Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the "No Good." One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that gives Sophie the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever. . . .

The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophie—alternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.

Breathtaking in its beauty and with great heart, YOU ARE MY ONLY brings readers the story of a kidnapped young girl that they will never want to forget.”  — My Friend Amy 

Breathtaking in its beauty and with great heart, YOU ARE MY ONLY brings readers the story of a kidnapped young girl that they will never want to forget.”  — My Friend Amy 

Kephart’s prose is poetry in motion—creating beauty out of everyday moments. —Family Circle

 

“Readers will eat up this realistic variant of the youthful fantasy about finally finding one’s real parents and being properly appreciated."  — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

 

"Kephart writes a psychologically taut novel…. readers will be on the edge of their seats.” — Publishers Weekly

 

“Intense and lovely” — Kirkus Reviews

 

“Very intense psychological thriller” — Bookslut

 

“A pint-sized powerhouse waiting to be devoured.” — Bookalicio.us

Review:

"Kephart (Dangerous Neighbors) writes a psychologically taut novel, juxtaposing the thoughts of Sophie, a teen kidnapped during her infancy, and her grieving birthmother, Emmy, who is institutionalized after a breakdown. For as long as she can remember, Sophie has led the life of a prisoner, homeschooled and homebound by a frail woman she believes to be her mother; she has no idea how much Emmy has loved her and missed her. Then, gazing out an attic window — Sophie's only connection to the outside world — she sees a boy, and when she finds the courage to step outside her sheltered world to meet him, she finds a friend that she can trust. Succinct, emotionally packed chapters capture similarities between mother and daughter, the depth of their despair, their common desire to be free, and their poetic vision of the world. As Sophie begins to find clues about her captor's secret past, readers will be on the edge of their seats waiting for the inevitable, liberating moment that will change the course of the lives of both mother and daughter. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Beth Kephart is the author of thirteen books, including the National Book Award finalist A Slant of Sun, Undercover, The Heart Is Not a Size and Dangerous Neighbors. Kephart is a winner of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fiction grant, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Pew Fellowships in the Arts grant, among other honors. You can visit her online at www.beth-kephart.blogspot.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606842720
Author:
Kephart, Beth
Publisher:
Egmontusa
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.53 x 6.38 x 0.96 in 0.805 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kephart (Dangerous Neighbors) writes a psychologically taut novel, juxtaposing the thoughts of Sophie, a teen kidnapped during her infancy, and her grieving birthmother, Emmy, who is institutionalized after a breakdown. For as long as she can remember, Sophie has led the life of a prisoner, homeschooled and homebound by a frail woman she believes to be her mother; she has no idea how much Emmy has loved her and missed her. Then, gazing out an attic window — Sophie's only connection to the outside world — she sees a boy, and when she finds the courage to step outside her sheltered world to meet him, she finds a friend that she can trust. Succinct, emotionally packed chapters capture similarities between mother and daughter, the depth of their despair, their common desire to be free, and their poetic vision of the world. As Sophie begins to find clues about her captor's secret past, readers will be on the edge of their seats waiting for the inevitable, liberating moment that will change the course of the lives of both mother and daughter. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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