Before I Let Go
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Before I Let Go

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Age range 14 to 17

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends!

Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated--and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secrets--chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...




"At its core, Nijkamp's novel is a harsh rebuke of an all-too-common, troubling troupe in many YA novels: fetishizing deeply creative, suicidal teens as "too bright to live." With exceptional handling of everything from mental illness to guilt and a riveting, magic realist narrative, this well wrought, haunting novel will stick with readers long after the final page."-Sarah Hunter, senior editor, Booklist

"Compulsive readability... Intriguingly spooky"-Kirkus
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 35.56mm | 430.91g
  • Sourcebooks Fire
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1492642282
  • 9781492642282
  • 205,365

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"This sophomore novel from Nijkamp will haunt readers... The honest reflection of mental illness, suicide, friendship, and being an outsider provides ample topics for book discussion." - School Library Journal "[A] reflective examination on love and returning home... Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) has an uncommon talent for drawing readers deep into the psyches of her characters. " - Publishers Weekly "With exceptional handling of everything from mental illness to guilt and a riveting, magic realist narrative, this well wrought, haunting novel will stick with readers long after the final page." - Booklist "Compulsive readability... Intriguingly spooky" - Kirkus
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About Marieke Nijkamp

MARIEKE NIJKAMP is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where it Ends and Before I Let Go. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, has served as an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, and is the founder of DiversifYA. She lives in the Netherlands. Visit her at mariekenijkamp.com.
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6,903 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 17% (1,166)
4 27% (1,880)
3 33% (2,307)
2 17% (1,157)
1 6% (393)
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