Wild Awake

Hilary T. Smith (Author)

Product Details

Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
May 28, 2013
5.69 X 8.52 X 1.29 inches | 0.98 pounds

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About the Author

Hilary T. Smith lives in Portland, Oregon, where she studies North Indian classical music and works on native plant restoration. She is the author of Wild Awake.


"Hilary T. Smith's absorbing debut whispers with mystery, drawing us into a world of dead sisters, family secrets, midnight bicycle rides, music, madness and art--ultimately exploring that most profound mystery of all: love."--Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and Just One Day
"Beautiful and energetic...Smith's a writer to watch."--Kirkus Reviews
"Most fascinating in this stirring coming-of-age novel are the blurred lines between perception and reality, genius and madness, peace and turmoil. Debut author Smith embraces the complexities of grief, family dynamics, creativity, mental illness, and love and pens them with a thoughtful, subtle hand."--Horn Book Magazine
"Debut author Smith can craft a simile like no one's business, and her ebullient language drives this story, which captures moments of life at its highest and blurriest points: love, loss, music, freedom."--ALA Booklist
"A compelling novel with moments of lyrical beauty."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Exquisite...Smith adeptly captures the darkness and betrayal of a family secret. Kiri's narrative is heart-wrenching....The story is beautifully written and engaging, and Kiri's voice is a powerful reminder that life can be full of pain and joy and that to embrace both is good for the soul."--School Library Journal