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The Resource First Time She Drowned, (electronic resource)

First Time She Drowned, (electronic resource)

Label
First Time She Drowned
Title
First Time She Drowned
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Kletter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain Cassie O'Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution-dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save. A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward. Advance praise for The First Time She Drowned: "Kerry Kletter's The First Time She Drowned is the kind of book I love best-a lovely and haunting keep-you-up-all-night heart-wrencher that is both beautiful and raw, painful and uplifting. It's utterly amazing. An incredible read. Be warned though-you will want to read Cassie's story, start to finish, in one sitting. And then you will want to race to put it in the hands (and hearts) of everyone you know and love." -Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places "The First Time She Drowned is an exquisite and masterful dive, a brave exploration into the complexities of family, and the saving grace of friendship. Kletter's writing is hypnotic, her characters alive, her story tragic, beautiful, hopeful. Simply put, this book is stunning." -David Arnold, critically acclaimed author of Mosquitoland "The best writers are able to tell the most difficult stories with the most empathy, and that's just what Kletter does in this haunting debut about a girl lost in the depths of her family's secrets and shame. Complex, affirming, and beautifully written." -Stephanie Kuehn, author of the Morris Award-winning Charm & Strange "Sentence by sentence ... one of the most lyrical novels I've ever read. Haunting and exquisite." -Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything "Gorgeous, sumptuously lyrical, luminousa feast for lovers of language. The First Time She Drowned singlehandedly shatters every argument that YA books aren't fit fare for adults." -Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King From the Hardcover edition
Summary
Committed to a mental hospital against her will for something she claims she did not do, Cassie O'Malley signs herself out against medical advice when she turns eighteen and tries to start over at college, until her estranged mother appears, throwing everything Cassie believes about herself into question
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470672
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kletter, Kerry
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.K65
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Memory
Target audience
adolescent
Label
First Time She Drowned, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ()
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698188938
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fddd6a6d-253e-4765-8b9a-ac3375dd7358
Publisher number
EB00612859
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2210301
  • (OCoLC)941068198
  • ocn941068198
  • 2210301
Label
First Time She Drowned, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ()
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698188938
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fddd6a6d-253e-4765-8b9a-ac3375dd7358
Publisher number
EB00612859
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2210301
  • (OCoLC)941068198
  • ocn941068198
  • 2210301

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