See You at Harry's

See You at Harry's

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Starting middle school brings all the usual challenges - until the unthinkable happens, and Fern and her family must find a way to heal.

Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. It seems as though everyone in her family has better things to do than pay attention to her. Mum helps Dad run "Harry's," the family restaurant; Sarah is taking a gap year after high school, and Holden pretends that Mum and Dad and everyone else doesn't know he's gay, even as he fends off bullies at school. If it wasn't for Ran, Fern's calm and positive best friend, there'd be nowhere to turn. Ran's mantra, "All will be well," is soothing in a way that nothing else seems to be. And when Ran says it, Fern can almost believe it's true. But then tragedy strikes - and Fern feels not only more alone than ever, but also responsible for the accident that has wrenched her family apart. All will not be well. Or at least all will never be the same.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 259g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406346071
  • 9781406346077
  • 520,299

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Sit back in a comfortable chair, bring on the Kleenex and cry your heart out... Prescient writing, fully developed characters and completely, tragically believable situations elevate this sad, gripping tale to a must-read level. * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * This novel is reminiscent of classics like LITTLE WOMEN in its exploration of the often difficult, always powerful bond among siblings. Despite its classic, timeless themes, however, it also touches on such contemporary issues as the dangers of bullying and sexual orientation... Young readers will eagerly turn the pages of this perfectly paced novel and will care deeply about what happens to Fern and her siblings. The story is so authentic and captivating that readers will come to love Fern's family and feel a part of it. When tragedy strikes, readers will feel the blow almost as intensely as the family does. Readers will savor every bite of this bittersweet novel. * VOYA * Sometimes your heart has to break before it can heal. SEE YOU AT HARRY'S will make you weep, but it will also fill your soul with the extravagant gift of love. This may be the most beautiful book ever. * Lauren Myracle * Heart-breaking, soul-sustaining, and all-around beautiful. * Rebecca Stead * SEE YOU AT HARRY'S is one of the most beautiful, moving books I've ever read. Full of laughter, love, and tears, it will break your heart and put it back together again, with a little more light, a little more hope than there was before. * Kate Messner * This story of an imperfect but loving family and how it holds together through shattering tragedy as well as everyday complications is full of true heart. Jo Knowles' love for her characters shines through on every page. * Sara Zarr * SEE YOU AT HARRY'S is a beautiful, deeply moving story-one never shying from the flawed truths that come from being part of a big, messy family. I finished the book the way I do every Jo Knowles novel: holding it close, not wanting to let go. * Nova Ren Suma * Jo Knowles writes a family you know in your bones-their routines, rituals, petty gripes, recurring jokes-which is why it about kills you when something equally real and terribly unexpected threatens their very existence as a family. Thankfully, Knowles brings hope-first a flicker, then a big, booming beacon of it. I loved it. * Linda Urban * Jo Knowles has crafted a shimmering, pitch-perfect novel of love, loss, and resilience which finds the beauty in the small joys of everyday living, the comfort in the often-infuriating bonds of family, and the gentle hope that grows from the heartbreak of tragedy. Beautiful and life-affirming. * Libba Bray * The story, as told in Fern's voice grabs, at the heart with its unfathomable anguish. Uniting many separate plots, the author creates flawless flow, in-depth characterization, and dialogue that all give superb insight into an average, loving family having a difficult time. Powerful and gut wrenching, SEE YOU AT HARRY'S by Jo Knowles is heartrending. * The New York Journal of Books * Knowles paints a moving and authentic picture of a family grieving. * School Library Journal * Featured/recommended * Bildungsroman blog * Featured/recommended * DEBtastic Reads blog * Featured/recommended * Reading Junkie's Reading Roost blog * Featured/recommended * Amy Loves YA * Featured/recommended * Lollipop's Cottage blog * Featured/recommended * Christi the Teen Librarian blog * Featured/recommended * Stephanie Burgis's blog * Featured/recommended * Read, Write, Reflect blog * Featured/recommended * LS 5385 blog * A beautiful, moving book, full of laughter, love and tears * Recommended Reads 2013 *
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About Jo Knowles

Jo Knowles is the author of the YA novels Lessons from a Dead Girl and Jumping Off Swings. The recipient of the 2005 PEN Literary Award, she lives in Vermont.
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10,561 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 44% (4,674)
4 32% (3,393)
3 17% (1,775)
2 4% (461)
1 2% (258)
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