|By (author):||Devlin, Calla|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Art|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher:||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in|
|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 promise…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."|