Synopses & Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Leila Abranel loves her older half-sisters from her fathers first marriage, but does not know them well. When her sister Rebecca commits suicide, Leila wants to know why and begins navigating her familys breakdown.
"[Freymann-Weyr's] characters are brilliant, with fascinating families." KLIATT 11/01/07 KLIATT
* Small moments will stay with readers. . . . The vivid characters in Leilas extended family are all realistically flawed but tender with each other, as they learn that while they are never to be the same . . . its enough that were each still here.” Publishers Weekly, starred review The outstanding strength of this book is Leilas narration. Leila is a character readers will care about and want to know. It is a perfect book to hand fans of Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson.”VOYA When her half sister commits suicide, sixteen-year-old Leila Abranel has only one question: why? That question sets Leila on a journey toward discovery, uncertainty, and love. Rich with an intricate and mesmerizing family history, Stay with Me is a story of an unforgettable girl coming of age in the midst of grief, mystery, and, ultimately, awakening.
About the Author
Garret Freymann-Weyr grew up in New York City and often sets her books there. She went to college at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and received an MFA in film from New York University. She has written four books for young adults, including My Heartbeat, which won a Printz Honor for excellence in literature for young adults. Her books have been published in numerous countries including the Netherlands, Japan, and China. She currently lives outside Washington, D. C., with her husband. She has said that the best way to get ideas is to read a lot. That gets you thinking in terms of story, character, and image.