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I've read this book more than once in the span of a few months, gushed about it to MANY people in person and online, and I still can't stop thinking about this powerful novel in verse. As an added bonus, the cover is just as breath-taking as the contents! Two years after Moth’s family is killed in a car accident, she meets a new classmate, Sani. Both feeling abandoned and uprooted, they set out on a summer road trip to reconnect with those roots and the ghosts they left behin
This memoir in verse by bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson gripped me on page one and still hasn't let me go weeks after reading it. She begins by letting us know... "this book reeks of my fear of depression's black dogs howling and the ancient shames riding my back, their claws buried deep" And it does. Part memoir and part rallying cry, Anderson explores her own history as a sexual abuse survivor and the thousands of other survivors she's met since. She dissects our c