THE ART OF BREAKING THINGS
HE'S COUNTING ON HER SILENCE. SHE HAS TO COUNT ON HERSELF.
Laura Sibson
Synopsis
A dream of escaping.
A little sister she loves.
A secret she never wanted to keep.
Skye Murray firmly believes that school is for surviving and weekends are for letting loose. It’s all just a countdown until graduation when she can leave town for art school. But when her mom’s ex-boyfriend reenters her world, he dredges up memories she thought she had buried once and for all—memories of how he hurt her more deeply than she knew possible. Her dream of art school feels further and further away as she struggles to find the balance between following her passion and protecting her loved ones. How
About the Book
Author(s)
Laura Sibson
Publisher
Viking Children's Books (Penguin Random House)
Release Date
Jun 18, 2019
ISBN
9780451481115
Category
Young Adult
Comments
Kim Ammons
Oh, this sounds heartbreaking, I have to read this book! The cover is super eye-catching, too, it's a great design.
Raven Eckman
The title and summary really speak to me. How far are we willing to go to keep ourselves safe? Others safe? Keep our plans from being ruined? When is enough, enough? Sounds like a powerful read.
Tami Lewis Brown
A beautifully written and affirming novel.
Emily
The cover is so gorgeous, and the book sounds so great.
Adele Gardner
I can't wait to read this book!
Gila Green
Looks great!
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From the Author
When I began writing this book, it was only for me. I wrote as a way to to make sense of something that had happened long ago. Then Skye appeared, a party girl who was fiercely protective of her little sister and equally loyal to her friends. The story became her story of learning how to speak the truth of trauma. It's a story about sisters and the healing power of art and learning that you are allowed to take up space in the world. If you've ever felt unheard or if you know someone who has -- this book is for you.