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The Last to Let Go

Title

The Last to Let Go

Authors

Amber Smith

Publisher

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781481480734

Pages

369 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When her mother is arrested for killing Brooke's abusive father, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family's violence and dysfunction.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Parental rights termination; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Incarceration; Family violence; Homosexuality; death of a father; losing your parents; legal guardian; aunt and uncle looking after niece; prison; jail; mother in prison; domestic abuse; spousal abuse; abusive father; lesbian; lesbian teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother; aunt and uncle

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017

Keywords

questioning; responsibilitiy; academics; new school; feelings; sibling relationship; healing

Diversity Impact

direct

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