Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mock Printz 2009: You Know Where to Find Me

Author: Cohn, Rachel
Title: You Know Where to Find Me
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Starred Reviews: Publishers' Weekly
The story of a teenager coping with the suicide of her cousin/sister is grueling, difficult and yet uplifting by the end. Miles, the fat, rebellious, outsider is the one left behind in this pair of girls raised as sisters. Her mourning process is profound and her deep isolation is revealed in a subtle, sophisticated way. Her climb out and surfacing back to life makes for a fine, realistic book, well worth reading. The adults show up very well as do the teens but there is nothing romantic or sentimental here, just down to earth, honest sadness.
Susan Rappaport, Rutherford Public Library.

1 comment:

BookWyrm said...

I really liked this one. The writing kept a sort of reserved disconnectedness at the start which slowly build as Miles pulled away from people and which in the end broke down as Miles reconnected with the world. I didn't miss the sentiment or the 'happy ending' here because it was so real. The ending was much more a beginning than an ending.