What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay
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About the Author
Amanda Cockrell has published critical essays, poems, articles, and books for children and adults. She is the founding director of Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature and managing editor of the university's literary journal. This is her debut YA novel. She resides in Roanoke, Virginia.
"An utterly engaging narrative with a witty and thoughtful protagonist." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Cockrell balances on the knife's edge between comedy and tragedy. The depth and darkness of her themes makes an absorbing read for older young adults." --The Boston Globe
"I loved this story with its deft use of magical realism, its wonderfully quirky yet believable characters, and its honest portrayal of relationships, good and bad." --Han Nolan, National Book Award-winning author of Dancing on the Edge