Claire Zorn (Author)
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Product Details

Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date
October 03, 2017
5.6 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.85 pounds
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"Zorn treats the issue of bullying with brutal realism, which provides a gritty contrast to the new landscape Hannah finds herself in. Though the book tackles important issues, it reaches far beyond these flash points into a fully developed exploration of the aftermath of tragedy through strong characterization and genuine emotional appeal. Amid loss, depression, and futility, a sense of hope manages to permeate the narrative. A story that defies the "dead sister" genre and questions the very structure of familial relationships." - Kirkus, starred review
"Zorn's portrayal of a complicated relationship between sisters who are close in age but very different in personality is believable, as is the morass of guilt and anger that has enveloped Hannah's family... this character-driven novel should satisfy fans of Fiona Wood." - Booklist
"This is a book about strength, healing, family, community, the importance of kindness, and ideal for fans of heartfelt literature like Sarah Dessen's Just Listen." - School Library Connection
"In this frank tale of a teenager's complicated feelings and emotional defenses, Australian author Zorn shows the devastating effects of bullying while affectingly tracing Hannah's spiritual journey, coming to terms with truths she doesn't want to face and learning how to trust. Although much of the novel is tinged with sadness, there are meaningful flickers of hope as Hannah gains courage and strength." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Teens will suffer with Hannah as she is cruelly harassed and feels helpless to stop it. They will cry with her when she loses her best friend, her identity and then her sister. And they will experience her relief as she rediscovers friendship and confidence in herself...complex, emotional, and discussable." - School Library Journal
"A sensitive examination of healing after trauma, the story is faithful to the complexities of sibling relationships." - Horn Book Magazine