Empty Cup

Empty Cup

4.33 (30 ratings by Goodreads)
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Mom's new boyfriend is creepy.

On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Raven finds out he isn't just creepy, he's dangerous. He leaves Raven broken and bleeding, but Mom blames her for what happened. She kicks Raven out of the house with nothing but a blanket to protect her from a frigid winter night.




As Raven struggles with the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal, she seeks solace in her imagination and a teacher who seems to understand her situation. She ultimately discovers that her world won't change if she relies upon someone else to do it. Real change begins within.

Recognition for EMPTY CUP:

Shortlisted: Manitoba Book Awards, McNally Robinson Book for Young People, 2015.

Listed: Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 245g
  • Winnipeg, Canada
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 099393904X
  • 9780993939044

Review quote

"Not an easy story but an important one. Compelling, powerful and engaging." - Eric Walters, author of Power Play. ." . . Sure to prompt reflection and provocative discussions on important issues." - Allan Stratton, author of Leslie's Journal. "Costigan presents her readers with unforgettable characters in this first novel...Empty Cup is a wonderful beginning to Costigan's writing career..." -Ann Ketcheson, Canadian Review of Materials (CM Magazine.) "Sometimes, the hardest books to read, the are ones that need to be read. This lovely book touches on many conversations, and topics, that we as people sometimes tend to avoid in life." Sarah LeBlanc, Aphonic Book Reviews. "If you haven't read it yet, get a copy...the author is descriptive enough that you, the reader, feel a part of the story." Becca's Book Affair, reviewer "EMPTY CUP doesn't dance around issues." Jennifer Streck, reviewer, Dragon Blog.
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Rating details

30 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
5 37% (11)
4 60% (18)
3 3% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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