Right Where You Left Me

Category: Book
By (author): Devlin, Calla
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Art
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Literary
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: September 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*After Charlotte's father is kidnapped, she and her mother must overcome their differences and find a way to rescue him in this eloquent, moving portrayal of family from the author of William C. Morris Award finalist Tell Me Something Real.

In search of the perfect story to put a human face on a tragedy for his newspaper, my dad will fly into the eye of the storm. And now he's heading to Ukraine, straight into the aftermath of a deadly earthquake. I don't want him to leave. I don't want to spend the week alone in a silent house with my mother, whose classically Russian reserve has built a wall between us that neither of us knows how to tear down. But I don't tell him this. I don't say stay.

I think I'm holding it together okay-until the FBI comes knocking on our door. Now it's all I can do to fight off the horrifying images in my head. The quake has left so many orphans and widows, but Mom and I refuse to be counted among them. Whatever it takes to get Dad back, I'll do it. Even if it means breaking a promiseā€¦or the law.
Review Quote*"Charlotte's feelings of helplessness and anxiety over the situation are compounded by her tenuous relationship with her Russian-immigrant mother, whose distance and reserve are the results of old traumas. Charlotte copes by weaving tales from Russian folklore throughout her story as a way of coming to terms with her own personal struggles...An intriguing element."
Review Quote*"Devlin beautifully weaves in Russian folktales, illuminating Charlotte's complex feelings about her mother. . . . A thought-provoking examination of familial love."
Review Quote*"Devlin writes a compelling story filled with complex characters. . . . A great coming-of-age story [for fans of] Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, and Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach."