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2016 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection Anna has always been so level-headed, so easy-going, so talented and funny. How could anyone have guessed she wanted to die? Anna is not like other people. She's always felt like she didn't belong: not with other kids, not with her family, not in her body. It isn't until her grandparents are killed in a tragic accident, however, that Anna starts to feel untethered. She begins to wonder what it would be like if she didn't exist, and the thought of escaping the aimless drifting is the only thing that brings her comfort. When Anna overdoses on prescription painkillers, doctors realize she has been suffering from depression and start looking for a way to help her out of the desperate black hole she never thought she would escape. It's then that rock bottom comes into sight and the journey back to normal more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 12mm | 234g
  • Dundurn Group Ltd
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1459734319
  • 9781459734319
  • 1,058,009

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Told in alternating first-person perspectives that include Anna; her mother; and Anna's best friend, Aliya, this novel sheds light on mental illness. - VOYA Magazineshow more

About Christina Kilbourne

Christina Kilbourne is the author of Dear Jo, which won three reader's choice awards. Her writing has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, and Ukrainian. Christina lives in more

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114 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 41% (47)
4 38% (43)
3 17% (19)
2 4% (4)
1 1% (1)
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